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Saks Fifth Avenue Gift List Pinterest Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. SPONSOR: Saks Fifth Avenue, 12 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017. ENTRY PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 9, 2013 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on December 26, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). ELIGIBILITY: The Saks Fifth Avenue Gift List Pinterest Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), age 18 or older at time of entry. Employees, directors and officers of Saks Fifth Avenue (the “Sponsor”), Hudson’s Bay Co., Ventura Associates International LLC (the “Administrator”), and their respective parent companies,…

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Saks Fifth Avenue Gift List Pinterest Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SPONSOR: Saks Fifth Avenue, 12 East 49th Street, New York, NY 10017.

ENTRY PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 9, 2013 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on December 26, 2013 (the “Entry Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Saks Fifth Avenue Gift List Pinterest Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), age 18 or older at time of entry. Employees, directors and officers of Saks Fifth Avenue (the “Sponsor”), Hudson’s Bay Co., Ventura Associates International LLC (the “Administrator”), and their respective parent companies, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, web suppliers, consultants, and any other individual or company involved in the creation, production or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and members of their respective immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children and their spouses) and households, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Sweepstakes governed by U.S. law

HOW TO ENTER: You must have a Pinterest account to participate. Creating a Pinterest account is free and can be done by visiting www.pinterest.com. To enter, follow steps below to submit your “entry”: Step 1: Visit the Saks Fifth Avenue SaksPOV blog post page located at www.blog.saks.com/pinterestcontest (“Website”) to complete the Sweepstakes Entry Form and click on “Submit”. Step 2: You must Pin or re-pin the image from Saks Fifth Avenue Gift List Pinterest page or any image from their website to your Pinterest board to be complete. (Only pin or re-pin what you have the right to pin).

Entries must be received by 12:00 PM ET on December 26, 2013 to qualify for inclusion into the Sweepstakes’ random drawing. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Online entrants subject to all notices posted at www.Saks.com, including but not limited to privacy policy. Use of automated processes and devices to submit entries are not permitted. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any changes or effects caused to entrant’s computer system as a result of submitting entries. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, misdirected, undelivered or incomplete entries. All Entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged. Limit: One entry per person or email address.

Prize: One (1) Grand Prize:  $5,000 Saks Fifth Avenue Gift Card (“Gift Card”). Gift Card is for promotional purposes only without money or other value given in exchange. Prize is not redeemable for cash. It is non-transferable and not a coupon for discounts or markdowns. No substitution allowed except that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute prize (or any portion of prize) with another of equal or greater value. Gift Card is redeemable for Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Off 5th Stores, Saks.com and telephone purchases only. Gift Card cannot be redeemed as payment for purchases of gift card(s) or as an adjustment to prior purchases.  Gift Card may not be returned or used as payment on or credit to Saks Fifth Avenue credit card accounts. No credit or cash given for unused portion.  Purchases made with Gift Card are not eligible for Saks gift card promotions or SaksFirst points. Merchandise Credit, LLC issues the Gift Card, which will not be replaced if lost or stolen.

ODDS OF WINNING: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Potential winner (the “Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing from among all entries received during the Entry Period. A random drawing will be conducted on or about December 30, 2013 by the Administrator, an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified by email and will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability (“Affidavit”) and where permissible, a Publicity Release (“Release”) within five (5) days of notification. If Winner is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence, a parent or legal guardian will need to execute the Affidavit/Release on minor’s behalf. Two (2) attempts (maximum) will be made to contact the Winner. If all attempts fail to reach Winner, including in the case of Winner’s use of a spam filter; or if Affidavit/Release or prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable; or if Winner has failed to execute and return the Affidavit/Release within the specified time period; or if Winner is otherwise found to be ineligible; or cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason; the Winner will forfeit all rights to the prize and an alternate Winner will be selected at random from all non-winning eligible entries received. Entrants, including the potential winner, are responsible for notifying Sponsor of any change in their email information.  Winner is responsible for federal, state, local and income taxes associated with prize won and will be required to disclose his/her Social Security Number for tax reporting purposes. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use Winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, photograph and statement for promotional purposes, including but not limited to online, Facebook and Pinterest posting, without further notification, approval or compensation.

LIABILITY RELEASE: By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all respects, including (without limitation) all deci­sions regarding eligibility, compliance with these Official Rules, the selection of the Winner, the award of prize and the administration of the random drawing. Entrants agree to release and hold Sweepstakes Entities harmless from all liability attributable in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to their participation, acceptance, use and/or misuse of prize. Any promotion materials, including the offer and/or these Official Rules, which contain production, printing or typographical errors, or are obtained outside authorized or legitimate channels are void; and Sponsor’s liability, if any, is limited to the replacement of such materials. Recipients of such materials release the Released Parties from any and all losses, claims or damages that may result from Sweepstakes materials are automatically void if they are reproduced, mutilated, forged, altered or tampered with in any way, or if they are obtained outside authorized, legitimate channels.

ARBITRATION/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, Entrants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect, and any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-­of-­pocket costs incurred by Entrant in connection with this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees, punitive, incidental, consequential and/or other damages. All issues and question concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s agencies in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the invalidity or unenforceability of any other provision so long as the general intent of these Official Rules remains in effect. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

GENERAL: In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, or ownership of or rights to the entry the disputed Entry will be disqualified in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, Pinterest and/or at any website or any combination thereof; or (ii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select the Winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. Legal Warning: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN individual, whether or not an ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, destroy, tamper or vandalize this WEB SITE OR interfere with the OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS and SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES and diligently pursue all remedies against ANY SUCH individual TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WINNER’S LIST: For winner’s name (available after January 31, 2014) send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for receipt by December 26, 2013 to: Saks Fifth Avenue Gift List Pinterest Sweepstakes Winner, c/o: Customer Service (DE-VSAD4701), Ventura Associates Int’l LLC, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165.

Pinterest is not affiliated with the Sponsor and does not endorse this Sweepstakes.

©2013 Ventura Associates International LLC