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Neiman Marcus Sweepstakes Rules

November 14 - 28, 2017

Neiman Marcus Veronica Beard Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. SWEEPSTAKES OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.


1. Eligibility: The Neiman Marcus Group LLC. (“Neiman Marcus”) Social Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Neiman Marcus, Veronica Beard, and any of their parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, country, municipal, territorial and local laws and regulations and where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsor: The Neiman Marcus Group LLC, 1618 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201, U.S.A.

3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on November 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time ("CST") and ends on November 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. CST (the "Sweepstakes Period"). The servers of Instagram are the official time-keeping devices for the Sweepstakes.

5. How to Enter: To participate, you will need to have an Instagram account (herein "Social Account"). Creating a Social Account is free, but is subject to each of its respective terms: http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/#. If you post updates to or receive updates from any Social Account via your wireless phone, message and data rates may apply. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its pricing plans.

Enter using Instagram: During the Sweepstakes Period, follow @neimanmarcus on Instagram, follow @veronicabeard on Instagram, and share your three slashes in the comment of the proper photo speaking to the contest. Use #andthensome, #NeimanMarcus, and #Sweepstakes in the comment.

By posting your Submission, you agree that it conforms to the guidelines, permissions, and content restrictions below and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Submission and disqualify you if it believes that it fails to conform.

Permissions: Entrant must have permission from any individual who owns the account in the Submission to use their names and to grant the rights set forth herein (Section 6). Minors may only be included in the Submission if entrant is their parent or legal guardian. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions or proof in a form acceptable to Sponsor.

Limit: Each entrant may post one (1) unique Submission per Social Account during the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Social Account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Social Accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the Social Account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses used to create the Social Account. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. Released Parties (as defined in Section 10, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed, or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void.

6. Sponsor's Use of Submission: Posting a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission.

7. Winner Determination: After the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period, a panel of qualified judges, determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will select one (1) entrant with a Submission ("Winners") based on the following Judging Criteria (“Judging Criteria”):

• Random selection process

Sponsor reserves the right to not select one (1) winner, if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. Decisions of the Sponsor and judges are final and binding. Sponsor will not disclose judging scores.

8. Winner Requirements: Potential winners will be notified on or around the following business day of the eligible Sweepstakes period, ending November 28. The method of notification will depend on potential winner's method of entry.

Instagram: If a potential winner entered via Instagram, Sponsor will send prize claim instructions by Direct Message.

The prize claim instructions will advise each potential winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her place of residence) that he/she will be required to provide Sponsor with his/her name, valid mailing address, valid email address and birthdate, and clothing size to confirm eligibility and for prize fulfillment purposes within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to follow any of the prize claim instructions or provide the required information within the required timeframe, does not comply with these Official Rules, or if prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Only one (1) alternate winner may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded.

9. Prizes: ONE (1) Veronica Beard blazer, dickey, pair of jeans and tote will be awarded at the end of Sweepstakes: Approximate Total Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,500 USD.

Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right to provide winner with a gift card for the prize value should the winner’s size be unavailable for the designated prize. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: One (1) prize per person. Prizes will be fulfilled to each winner two (2) weeks following the final date of the Sweepstakes, December 12, 2017.

10. Release: By receipt of any prize, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Veronica Beard, or Instagram, LLC, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. This Release does not apply to claims for personal injury or death caused by the negligence of Sponsor.

11. Publicity: Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use the winner’s name, city, state (and/or province), likeness, photo (including Social Account Profile photo), Submission, and/or prize information in connection with the Sweepstakes for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law.

12. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

13. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Sweepstakes; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission.

14. Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes 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 Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) or the appropriate Illinois State Court located in Cook County, Illinois; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives 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 and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.
15. Entrant's Personal Information: Participation in the Promotion implies authorization to transfer personal data to the United States for purposes of administration of the Promotion. All information submitted to the Sponsor as part of this Promotion will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at https://www.neimanmarcus.com/assistance/assistance.jsp?itemId=cat33940739#securityandprivacy. Personal information will be used only to confirm eligibility and fulfill prizes.

16. Winner List: A list of all Winners will be available upon request.

17. Sponsor: The Neiman Marcus Group LLC


This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, LLC. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion should be directed to Sponsor.