Take Over Dirt Cheap! Instagram Influencer Contest Rules

Take Over Dirt Cheap! Instagram Influencer Official Rules

Sweepstakes entry valid Friday, February 8, 2019 beginning at 8:00 AM CT, ending Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 11:59 PM CDT. 

No purchase necessary to enter. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

Eligibility. Participation is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, age 18 and over at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Dirt Cheap ("Sponsor"), and its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies and their immediate family members or individuals residing in the same household (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited by law.

Promotion Period. The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 AM CT on February 8, 2019 and ends on 11:59 PM CT on February 24, 2019 (the "Promotion Period"). All times are Central Standard Times.

How to Enter. To enter the Sweepstakes, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the Sponsor's official Instagram account @ilovedirtcheap
  2. Post 4 separate images of your favorite Dirt Cheap finds on a public Instagram account. Posts must use #dirtcheapthelook and tag @ilovedircheap. Tell us about the find, including how much you saved!
  3. Visit https://ilovedirtcheap.com/about/take-over-dirt-cheap-instagram-influencer-contest/ to submit Instagram post links.

Your Instagram account must be public in order to enter. BY SUBMITTING LINKS TO DIRT CHEAP, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES. Entries must comply with the Instagram terms of use and Instagram Format and Content requirments to be eligible. No other entry method will be accepted.

If you do not have an Instagram account, you will need to create one. Visit www.instagram.com and follow the instructions to register for a free account. To become a follower of the Sponsor, you must access your Instagram account and search people for "ilovedirtcheap" and click the "Follow" button corresponding to @ilovedirtcheap. Entrants are subject to Instagram's Terms of Service and Rules; these can be found at instagram.com/about/legal/terms. Sponsor is not responsible in any way for any decisions Instagram makes regarding the entrant's account with Instagram.

Entrant must be 18 years of age or older (with valid ID). Entrant must submit 4 public Instagram posts featuring merchandise found at Dirt Cheap (no purchase necessary - photos may be taken in store). Caption should describe the deal, including how much you saved, and use #dircheapthelook. Instagram usernames may not reference the Dirt Cheap name or attempt to represent the Dirt Cheap brand.

Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, based on the following criteria: 20% quality of photo, 30% appeal of item found, 20% value of monetary savings, 30% representation of Dirt Cheap.

Winner will receive four $75 gift certificates for the store of their choice, for a total prize value of $300. Winner must post through their Instagram account, or submit one or more images each week, describing their chosen “deal of the week.” If marketing worthy, posts will be used as content for page, through original posts or reposts. Post submissions will be required in order to redeem gift certificates. Credit won is not transferable or refundable. Winner will be featured the month following the contest on Dirt Cheap’s Instagram and/or website. Images posted on the winner's own Instagram must include #sponsored or #ad. 

Entrants may not be employees of Sponsor, or of its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or partners,not may they be members of the imeediate families of any of the foregoing, or persons living in their households. Once chosen by a panel seleced by Dirt Cheap, winner will be notified by email on or around February 27, 2019. Winner will have 48 hours from the time of email notification to acknowledge/accept the prize. If he/she does not claim within that period, he/she forfeits the prize.

Limit of one (1) entry per Instagram account per person during Promotion Period. Anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter the Sweepstakes will be ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Use of any automated, script, macro, robotic or other program(s) to enter or otherwise participate in this Sweepstakes is prohibited and will automatically result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. In the event an entrant posts inappropriate content, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, he or she will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Anyone found “spamming” by posting multiple unrelated updates, comments or pictures that are unrelated to Dirt Cheap or by sending large numbers of duplicate @ilovedirtcheap replies unrelated to the Sweepstakes will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Proof of posting an entry is not proof of receipt by Sponsor. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be referred to hereafter as the “Eligible Entries”. Entries must be received on or before each Promotion Period Cut-off Time in order to participate in the draw for that Promotion Period. If you use Instagram via a wireless mobile device, standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received from your device. Other charges may also be applied by your wireless carrier. Participation by wireless mobile device is not a condition of entry. 

Instagram Repost Format and Content.

  1. Each submitted Instagram link:
    1. must be original content. (Accounts must be public to enter.
    2. must contain the hashtag #DirtCheapTheLook and tag @ilovedirtcheap.
    3. must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain any offensive, obscene, immoral or illegal depictions;
    4. must be intended for family audience viewing and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, is suitable for all persons, including persons under the age of 13.
    5. must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain any nude, sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, libelous or other inappropriate content; including, but not limited to, crude, vulgar or offensive language and/or symbols; derogatory characterizations of any ethnic, racial, sexual, religious or other groups; content that endorses, condones and/or discusses any illegal, inappropriate or risky behavior or conduct (including but not limited to the use of alcohol or drugs); personal information of individuals, including, without limitation, names, telephone numbers and addresses (physical or electronic);
    6. must be posted no more than once per Promotion Period;
    7. must not contain any copyrighted works (other than as owned by the entrant).
    8. must not contain any third party trademarks or logos; and
    9. must not violate any law.

Prize and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”). One (1) winner will receive: four (4) gift certificates of $75 (total value $300) to Dirt Cheap. Prize must be accepted as awarded without substitution, are not transferable, not for resale and have no cash surrender value. The Sponsor reserves the right, in the event that a Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason, to substitute another prize of equal or greater value, without liability. Limit of one (1) prize per person. Prize is awarded based on the submission of one or more Dirt Cheap find #sponsored conent during the week. Lack of receipt of content by Dirt Cheap by the end of the Monday - Sunday week period will result in the forefeiture of the monetary prize for the week.

Prize Winner Selection/Notification. A panel of judges selected by Dirt Cheap will vote on received entries during February 25-26, 2019. A winner will be announced on February 27, 2019. Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, based on the following criteria: 20% quality of photo, 30% appeal of item found, 20% value of monetary savings, 30% representation of Dirt Cheap. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Sponsor will make up to two (2) attempts over the forty-eight (48) hour period following the winner’s selection to contact the potential prize winner. If the potential winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of being contacted, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from among the remaining applicable Eligible Entries received. This process will be repeated until all potential winners respond.

Additional Prize Conditions. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, incomplete, illegible, mutilated or misdirected entries, entries not received by the entry deadline, or for electronic, network or computer failures or malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in this Sweepstakes, or other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind including any injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any material in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper administration of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. If the Sweepstakes is so cancelled, drawing will be conducted from among all Eligible Entries received prior to the time of termination. In the event a dispute arises regarding specific individual entitled to receive prize, entry will be deemed made by the authorized Instagram account holder at the time of entry. For purposes of these Official Rules “authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned a Instagram account by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute.) that is responsible for assigning Instagram accounts for the domain associated with the submitted Instagram account. Each potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof he/she is the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with a winning entry. Any damage made to the Web site will also be the responsibility of the authorized Instagram account holder of the address submitted at the time of entry. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected, or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules. Internet caution: Any attempt by an individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such individual to the fullest extent of the law. No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prize by winner permitted. Non-compliance with this requirement, or if prize/prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. This promotion is in no way sponsored or endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. All information submitted by Entrants is provided to Sponsor and not to Instagram. All questions, comments, or complaints regarding this promotion should be directed to Sponsor and not to Instagram.

Release and Limitation of Liability.  Entrants, by participating in this Sweepstakes, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless Instagram, the Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, licensors, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause or thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death, and /or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any end good obtained with the prizes or their participation in this Sweepstakes, or any prize-related activity. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners agree that Sponsor and its related and affiliated companies may use the winner's name, address (city, state), photograph, videotape, likeness, and/or prize information for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes and to the use of statements made by or attributed to winner relating to Sponsor, its related and affiliated companies or to this Sweepstakes and grants to Sponsors, and its related and affiliated companies any and all rights to said use without further notice and/or compensation except where prohibited by law. Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and a publicity release that, among other things, will allow Sponsor to use winners name, likeness, novice, opinions, tweets, and biographical information for publicity purposes without further payment or consideration where permitted by law.

Personal Information/Use of Data. All information submitted by entrants will be treated according to Sponsor's privacy policy, available at http://ilovedirtcheap.com/privacy-policy. By participating in the Sweepstakes and providing any form of personal information, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor's Privacy Policy.

Disputes. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Mississippi law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of Mississippi, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.