To participate in the Kohl’s Amazing Moms Contest (the “Contest”), you must agree to and abide by these official rules (“Official Rules”).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You must have ACCESS TO THE Internet and a valid e-mail address to participate.
Sponsor: Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. (“Sponsor”), N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.
Administrator: CSM Sport & Entertainment, Inc. (“Administrator”), 440 Ninth Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Eligibility: The Contest is open only to persons (whether Submitters or Nominees, as defined in Rule 5 below) who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) at time of entry. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors, and interns) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor, Administrator, any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, supplying elements of the prizing for the Contest (including but not limited to the management and representation of Ms. Hilary Duff) and/or their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, and immediate family and household members of such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win a prize either as a Submitter or Nominee. "Immediate family members" shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether related or not. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law.
Contest Schedule: The Contest begins on or about 8:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on April 6, 2020 and ends 11:59:59 a.m. CT on April 15, 2020 (“Contest Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the Contest.
How to Enter the Contest:
Navigate the internet to www.kohlsamazingmomscontest.com (the “Website”).
Step 1 (Contest Entry Form): Complete the Contest entry form on the Website. You (“Submitter”) will be asked to provide your full name, city, state, phone number** and e-mail address. Submitter must also type in full name and e-mail address of their Nominee of an amazing mom, as per Step 2 below (the “Entry Information”). **Be sure to provide the phone number where you may be reached on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 beginning on or about 3:00 p.m. CT if your entry is selected as a potential winner; see Rule 6 below.
Step 2 (Submission of Essay): After providing the Entry Information for Submitter and Nominee, Submitter’s essay (also referred to as story) must, in 300 words or less, tell us what makes their mother (or mother figure in their life), an “amazing mom” (“Nominee”). What makes your mom/mother figure special? (the “Essay”). As set forth below in the section on Judging, the Essay will be judged as part of the Entry. To submit essay, the Submitter must type the Essay completely in the text box portion of the entry form. Essay must be submitted online as part of the entry form (e-mail attachments will not be accepted). ESSAY MUST BE SOLELY SUBMITTER’S ORIGINAL WORK.
Step 3 (Submission of Photo): Submitter must upload a photo of him/herself with their “amazing” mom/Nominee (“Photo”). If anyone else is in the Photo, be sure to identify you and your “amazing mom.” As set forth below in the section on Judging, the Photo will be judged as part of your Entry. Each entrant must submit an original Photo (DO NOT COPY OTHERS’ WORKS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART). If any other persons appear in or were involved in the creation of your Photo (including without limitation person(s) who appear in Photo [including but not limited to your mother/mother figure] and/or the photographer who took the Photo), you agree that prior to submitting your Entry, you have obtained the written consent of each such person (in the case of a minor, you have obtained the written consent of the minor’s parent/legal guardian), granting the Sponsor and its designees the use of each person’s name, biographical information, image and/or likeness for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet (including without limitation, for display in connection with the Contest), without compensation (except to the extent prohibited by law) or additional consents and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific written consent to such use if asked to do so. Sponsor reserves the right to request proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from you at any time. Failure to provide such proof, if requested, may result in disqualification of the entry (and of the corresponding Submitter and Nominee), at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Photos must be from within the past year. If the Photo includes other persons, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify entrant’s entire Entry if you have not obtained the written consent of each such person (in the case of a minor, the written consent of the minor’s parent/legal guardian). Do NOT include personal information (e.g., your full name, e-mail address or phone number or that of your Nominee) in the Photo itself as the Photo may be displayed in conjunction with your participation in the Contest as detailed below.
File attachment must be in one of the following formats: JPG, PNG or GIF. Total file size must be no larger than 3MB. . Send your entry by clicking the “Enter Now” button on the entry page. Without the Photo attachment, entry will be deemed incomplete and will be disqualified. All entries must be received by 11:59:59 a.m. CT on 4/15/2020.
Steps 1-3 must all be completed in the same Internet session. Partial or incomplete/piecemeal submissions (e.g., submission of Entry Information without Photo and/or Essay; submission of Photo and/or Essay without Entry Information) will NOT be accepted.
CLICK THE CHECK BOX SIGNIFYING THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE) AND THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES. YOU MUST ALSO CHECK A BOX INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF YOUR NOMINEE PRIOR TO ENTERING INTO THE CONTEST. IF YOU DO NOT CHECK BOTH BOXES INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE ABOVE, YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
AN “ENTRY” CONSISTS OF AN INDIVIDUAL’S ENTRY INFORMATION, ESSAY AND PHOTO AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. Submitters are not permitted to nominate themselves. Limit one (1) Contest Entry/Nominee per Submitter and/or e-mail address during the Entry Period.
Different Submitters may nominate the same Nominee; but a Nominee can win a maximum of one (1) prize. If a Submitter is also a Nominee, such person may only win his/her choice of the Nominee Grand Prize OR the Submitter Grand Prize (but NOT both). The number of entries nominating a Nominee will have no effect on the outcome of the Contest. No group/club/business/organization may be a Submitter or Nominee. No joint entries; a single individual must be identified as the Nominee and a single individual must be identified as the Submitter submitting a Contest Entry. For the avoidance of doubt a Submitter cannot nominate him/herself as the Nominee. Contest Entry may not promote any cause, be it religious, political, corporate, charitable or otherwise, other than the Nominee him/herself. Proof of completing the Contest Entry Form at the Website is not considered proof of delivery or receipt of such Entry. Multiple entries in excess of this limitation or mass entry attempts will result in disqualification of all entries by such person. Entries must be manually key-stroked; use of automated entry devices or programs is prohibited. Once submitted, Entries cannot be modified by entrant/submitter or Nominee and will not be returned.
With the sole exception of provision of $10 Kohl’s eGift Card offered to Submitter for submitting an eligible entry in the Contest (if applicable), any acknowledgment of receipt of an entry by Sponsor does not constitute any representation as to Contest eligibility nor is it otherwise binding upon Sponsor. For terms governing the provision of $10 Kohl’s eGift Card, see Gift Terms. The Gift Terms are made a part of these Official Rules and incorporated herein by reference. In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and the Gift Terms, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control in all respects.
In the event of a dispute over who submitted an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account identified in the Submitter’s Info field of the Contest Entry Form. The authorized account holder is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider, or online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Entries may not contain, and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify any Entry that contains any content that: violates or infringes any right of any third party (including but not limited to those of the mother/mother figure), including but not limited to intellectual property rights; is defamatory, slanderous, libelous, scandalous or obscene; includes reference to any individuals unless entrant/Submitter has first obtained the consent of any named/depicted/described person as set forth herein (including but not limited to the mother/mother figure); is sexually explicit or suggestive; is derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; is profane or pornographic; or is otherwise inappropriate, objectionable, or unsuitable for the uses contemplated in these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
If any part of an Entry is unable to be viewed by the Sponsor for any reason whatsoever, that entire Entry shall be disqualified, and Sponsor and its designees will not be responsible or liable for any such inability.
By submitting an entry, Submitter gives permission (and warrants and represents that he/she has obtained all rights necessary to give such permission, including the consent and all necessary rights from Nominee) to Sponsor and its designees and hereby grants Sponsor and its designees a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, sub-licensable, non-exclusive license (herein “License”) to use entrant's Entry in any media and through any means now known or hereafter devised, including without limitation, the World Wide Web, and to otherwise use entrant's Entry, and make derivative works therefrom, without compensation in accordance with the requirements of this Contest and the advertising, promotion, and publicity of the Contest, Sponsor’s products and services, and otherwise, as stated in these Official Rules (as solely determined by Sponsor). By providing his/her consent to Submitter, Nominee agrees to the terms of the preceding license. Such License will be confirmed by Submitter and/or Nominee upon Sponsor’s request and Submitter/Nominee agree(s) to timely complete, sign and deliver any and all necessary documents, including without limitation, documents setting forth any licenses, releases and indemnities that Sponsor in its sole discretion may require, without condition or compensation of any kind. Sponsor’s failure to receive all documentation from all individuals within the prescribed timeframe, in each instance as required by Sponsor in its sole discretion, may result in the disqualification of the entry.
Entrant/Submitter as well as Nominee by consenting to being nominated further expressly acknowledge that Sponsor does not owe him/her a duty of confidence (or fiduciary duty or the like) with regard to his/her Entry and that Sponsor has wide access to ideas, stories and other literary/artistic materials submitted to it from outside sources or being developed by its own employees and that such ideas/stories/photos/ literary/artistic materials may be competitive with, similar to (or even identical to) the Entry submitted by entrant (Submitter) or about Nominee (as applicable) and that Sponsor shall have no liability to entrant or any third party (including but not limited to the Nominee in conjunction therewith.
Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason the Contest (in whole or in part) is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures beyond Sponsor's control that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or disqualify any individual, whether or not the individual is a participant in the Contest (as either a Submitter or Nominee) who tampers with (or attempts to tamper with) the entry process/operation of the Contest (or any part thereof). In such event, Sponsor shall conduct the Contest and make the prizes for the Contest available to be won in a manner which is fair, appropriate and consistent with the spirit of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Notice of cancellation/termination/modification/suspension of Contest will be posted on the Website. No responsibility is assumed for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received or recorded, as applicable (or for any e-mail regarding participation in the Contest to be delivered whether due to e-mail filter or other cause) on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from this Contest.
Submitter and Nominee further agree not to knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Contest and/or prevent others from participating in the Contest. Submission of an Entry is acknowledgement of, and agreement (by both Submitter and Nominee) to be bound by these Official Rules of this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE ANY ONLINE SERVICE OR WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST VIOLATES CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE OR AN INDIVIDUAL OTHERWISE ATTEMPTS TO DEFRAUD SPONSOR, SPONSOR MAY DISQUALIFY ANY SUBMITTER OR NOMINEE MAKING SUCH ATTEMPT AND SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Judging/Winner Notification: Judging will be conducted in two stages. Initial judging will be conducted on a “rolling basis,” as eligible entries are received by Administrator in accordance with the judging criteria below. Administrator will forward approximately the top 30 entries to Sponsor who will select the top ten (10) entries (“Winning Entry”, collectively “Winning Entries”). All eligible Entries received and recorded during the Contest Period will be judged by Sponsor and Administrator based on the following criteria: (a) How creative and original the Entry is (33%); (b) How suitable the Essay/Photo is for promotional use by Kohl’s (33%); and (c) The expression of the qualities that make the Submitter’s mother/mother figure an “amazing mom” (34%). Subject to the terms herein, the then (10) highest scored Entries will be considered potential Contest Winners. (If validity of Entry is confirmed by Administrator, a Nominee Grand Prize will be awarded to the Nominee identified in the Winning Entry and the Submitter of such Winning Entry will also receive a Submitter Grand Prize; see Rule 7 below for details.) In the event of a tie, the Entry from among all such tied entries with the higher/highest score in the “How well the Entry expresses the reason the Submitter’s mother/mother figure is an ‘amazing mom’” criterion will be considered the potential Grand Prize Winning Entry.
Each Submitter of a potential Grand Prize Winning Entry will be notified by telephone beginning on or about 3:00 p.m. CT on April 29, 2020. Submitter of potential Grand Prize Winning Entry must answer the telephone call and confirm the consent of the Nominee identified in the potential Grand Prize Winning Entry to the satisfaction of Administrator. If Submitter of a potential Grand Prize Winning Entry does not answer the telephone call during Administrator’s initial (and perhaps only) attempt or if such Submitter cannot confirm the consent of the Nominee identified in the potential Grand Prize Winning Entry to the satisfaction of Administrator, such potential Winning Entry will be disqualified without compensation of any kind (for the avoidance of doubt, a message will not be left on voicemail/answering machine or with another person if Submitter of a potential Winning Entry cannot be reached) and an alternate Submitter of a potential Grand Prize Winning Entry will be contacted (i.e., the next highest scored Entry). Should the Administrator proceed to the next highest scored Entries as alternate potential Grand Prize Winning Entries, Submitters of such alternate potential Grand Prize Winning Entries will be notified by telephone on subsequent business days beginning on or about 10:00 a.m. CT. This procedure will continue until a Submitter is reached who confirms the consent of the Nominee identified in the potential Grand Prize Winning Entry to the satisfaction of Administrator. Once Administrator has preliminarily confirmed Nominee consent with Submitter via telephone, Administrator will contact the Nominee via e-mail; and, the Nominee will be required to complete, sign and return within three (3) business days of notification an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law. If the Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Indemnification and Publicity Release (or any other required documents) are not signed and returned to Sponsor/Administrator within the specified time period or if Nominee cannot be contacted by Administrator for any reason despite commercially reasonable efforts to do so (including e-mail notification from Administrator being classified as “junk” or “SPAM” with transmission of such e-mail being delayed or such e-mail being undeliverable altogether), potential Winning Entry will be disqualified without compensation of any kind, and an alternate Submitter of a potential Grand Prize Winning Entry will be contacted (i.e., the next highest scored Entry) as discussed above.
NOMINEE MUST BE VERIFIED AS A GRAND PRIZE WINNER BEFORE SUBMITTER IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GRAND PRIZE. IF NOMINEE IS NOT VERIFIED AS A GRAND PRIZE WINNER, THE POTENTIAL WINNING GRAND PRIZE ENTRY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO THE SUBMITTER OR NOMINEE IDENTIFIED IN SUCH ENTRY UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, EVEN THOUGH THE SUBMITTER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT HE/SHE IS A POTENTIAL WINNER IN THE CONTEST.
Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, without liability of any kind, to award fewer than ten (10) Grand Prizes to Nominees and Submitters. The preceding includes but is not limited to Submitter Grand Prizes not being awarded for any reason after verification of Nominee and award of Nominee Grand Prize.
Grand Prize, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”):
Nominee Grand Prize (Ten  Winners): Each Nominee of a Winning Entry (“Grand Prize Nominee Winner”) will receive one Amazing Moms Gift Bundle* curated Ms. Hilary Duff consisting of one (1) of each of the following items: NutriBullet® Nutrient Extractor Blender, 600W (ARV: $79.99); Apple® AirPods® Wireless Headphones with Charging Case - 2nd Generation (ARV: $159.00); Victrola® Portable Suitcase Record Player with Bluetooth® (ARV: $69.99); Elizabeth and James® Hammered Bangles & Beaded Stretch Bracelet Sets (ARV: $26.00); Elizabeth and James® Knotted Soft Hobo Bag (ARV: $89.00); 3QT Instant Pot® Duo Nova Pressure Cooker (ARV: $99.99); and one (1) 8” Food Network™ Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet (ARV: $14.99). Total ARV of each Grand Prize: $538.96.
Submitter Grand Prize (Ten  Winners): Each Submitter of a Winning Entry will receive one (1) $500 Kohl’s eGift Card redeemable at any Kohl’s store or on-line at www.kohls.com; subject to terms and conditions of use as provided therewith. ARV of Submitter Grand Prize: $500.00.
*Third party entities' trademarks are used herein solely for prize identification purposes; such entities have NOT sponsored or endorsed the Sweepstakes or Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. in any respect.
As a condition of accepting the Submitter Grand Prize, Submitter may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and Indemnification, and a Publicity Release, where allowed by law, with an indicated time period; and, failure to do so (if applicable) or if Submitter Grand Prize is returned as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of Submitter Grand Prize in which case Sponsor and Administrator will not have any liability to Submitter under any legal theory, notwithstanding award of the Nominee Grand Prize.
Additional Prize Restrictions: Any costs and incidentals not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility. Prize must be accepted entirely as offered or not at all. Color, size and style of various prize components will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to deliver Nominee Grand Prize in multiple shipments. Nominee Grand Prize will only be delivered to a street address in the United States. No substitution or transfer of prize except with Sponsor’s permission. Sponsor in its sole discretion may award a substitute prize or prize component of equal or greater value if advertised prize/prize component is unavailable at time of awarding for any reason. (Notwithstanding the foregoing, Submitter Grand Prize winners may redeem Kohls eGift card for cash value where required by applicable law.) Any images of prizes/prize components in advertising are for illustrative purposes only and actual items awarded as prizes/prize components may differ from such images. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner.
Conditions and Limitations of Liability: By participating, entrants/Submitters as well as Nominees agree to be bound by and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. By participating in this Contest, Submitter and Nominee agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies, advertising and promotion agencies, Ms. Hilary Duff’s management and representation as well as Ms. Duff personally, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of prize. By participating , entrants/Submitters and Nominees also authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, photograph, prize information, biographical data and city and state of residence in programming, advertising, trade and/or promotional material or on a winners’ list (if applicable) without compensation or notice, to the extent permitted by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. Force Majeure: The failure of the Released Parties to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of the Released Parties (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.
EXCEPT FOR SPONSOR’S OWN PRODUCT (I.E., SUBMITTER GRAND PRIZE OF KOHL’S EGIFT CARD) THAT MAY BE COVERED BY A WARRANTY (AND, IN SUCH CASE, THE WARRANTY SHALL BE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO ITS TERMS), SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ANY PRIZE (OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ONLY WARRANTIES – IF ANY – ARE THOSE OF THE MANUFACTURER OF THE CORRESPONDING PRIZE/PRIZE COMPONENT.
Disputes: To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrant/Submitter and Nominee agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin or an appropriate Wisconsin State Court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant/Submitter or Nominee be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant/Submitter and Nominee each hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant/Submitter, Nominee and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Wisconsin or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Wisconsin.
Winners’ List: For names of winners (i.e., winning Nominees and Submitters), mail a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “Kohl’s Amazing Moms Contest Winners”, c/o CSM, 440 9th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10001,, no later than 5/29/2020.
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