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Blog Giveaways Official Rules


ELIGIBILITY: Blog-hosted Soft Surroundings Giveaways are open to legal residents of the U.S., including the District of Columbia ("United States"), except Rhode Island and U.S. possessions, territories, and commonwealths including Puerto Rico, who are 18 years of age and older. Employees of Triad Catalog Co., LLC, d/b/a Soft Surroundings ("Soft Surroundings"), its affiliates, and related companies and their immediate families (spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and each of their respective spouses regardless of residence) and household members of each, whether related or not, are ineligible. Void in Rhode Island, Puerto Rico and where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: Enter the giveaway according to the rules laid out on the respective blog. Once the winner is chosen, the blogger will notify Soft Surroundings to send the winner his or her prize. No purchase is necessary to win.

PRIZE: Will vary.

ODDS: The estimated odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS: Prizes are non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize permitted except at Soft Surrounding's discretion. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, and any other costs or expenses related to acceptance and use of the prize not specified, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prize will be delivered to a winner's residence, approximately 2-4 weeks after notification by the Blogger or Soft Surroundings. Winner must take delivery within 2 weeks of notification of availability or prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner.

One exchange for a different size of the prize item is permitted per winner for up to the retail value of the original prize. This exchange must occur within 30 days of receipt of the item.

NOTIFICATION OF WINNER/AWARDING OF PRIZE: The winner will be notified by e-mail from the Blogger hosting the giveaway or an e-mail from Soft Surroundings. If not responded to within two weeks or if prize notification or e-mail is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: By participating in the Giveaways, entrants agree to (a) abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and Soft Surroundings, which shall be final, and (b) release, discharge and hold harmless Soft Surroundings and its affiliates, including without limitation any telephone network or service providers and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies and the respective employees, directors and officers of the foregoing, from and against any/all claims, losses, injuries or damages, including death, resulting from the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize and/or participation in the Sweepstakes. By accepting the prize, winner agrees and consents, where legal, to the use of his/her name and/or likeness by Soft Surroundings without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind for advertising, promotions, and other publicity purposes in all media and on the Internet conducted by Soft Surroundings, and upon request, will provide such consent in writing. Soft Surroundings reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Web site; to be acting in violation of the Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods will void all such entries submitted by such methods. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States with venue in St. Louis, MO. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW AND, SHOULD AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SOFT SURROUNDINGS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Soft Surroundings is not responsible for any late, lost, illegible, incomplete or misdirected entries, or responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Web site users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access of the Web site; any injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer(s) related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes, or downloading materials from or use of the Web site. If, for any reason the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, which, in the sole opinion of Soft Surroundings, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Soft Surroundings reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or the drawing and may conduct drawing and select a winner from among all eligible entries received for the drawing prior to the action taken. In no event will Soft Surroundings be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of access to and use of the Web site, or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said site. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow limitations or the exclusions of liability for incidental or consequential damages, or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the aforementioned limitations or exclusions may not apply. Check local laws for any restrictions or conditions regarding these limitations and/or exclusions.

OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST REQUESTS: For a copy of the Official Rules, visit For the name of the winner of any blog-hosted giveaway, email after the giveaway is complete.