Helzberg Diamonds

Official Rules for the Helzberg Diamonds 2012 Wedding Jewelry Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

  1. 1. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER AND WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCE OF WINNING.
  2. Eligibility: To enter, you must be 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States, and you must not be an employee, officer or director of Helzberg Diamonds or any of its affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, or other person or entity involved in the development, production, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, or an immediate family member of any such person. Helzberg Diamonds and all above-identified affiliates and individuals are collectively referred to in these Official Rules as "Helzberg Diamonds and Affiliates".
  3. Prize: The prize is a $2,500 Helzberg Diamonds' gift card to be used, at the prize winner's option, toward the purchase of an engagement ring, wedding band, fine jewelry and bridal party gifts. The prize (a) is redeemable at any Helzberg Diamonds retail store but cannot be used for purchases from Helzberg Diamonds' online store, (b) is not transferable or redeemable for cash or substitution and (c) cannot be refunded or exchanged except at the sole discretion of Helzberg Diamonds. The prize winner is responsible for any and all federal, state and local taxes, fees and other government assessments on the awarded prize.
  4. Entry The entry period begins October 11, 2012 and ends December 29, 2012. Only one entry per person will be accepted, regardless of the method of entry. You may enter by: (a) completing an official entry form at any Helzberg Diamonds retail store and depositing it in a sweepstakes deposit box of the store by close of business on December 29, 2012; or (b) completing an online entry at http://www.helzberg.com and submitting it electronically by midnight on December 29, 2012. To constitute a valid entry, you must meet the eligibility requirements in 2 above and timely submit on the entry form in legible handwriting, your name, telephone number, email address (optional for in-store entry only) and home address. All late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undelivered or destroyed entries are invalid entries, regardless of the person responsible or cause including, but not limited to, any problem or technical malfunction of any computer online system or server or technical problem or traffic congestion on the Internet or at our website. Helzberg Diamonds reserves the rights to, at its sole discretion, cancel, suspend and/or modify this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules or disqualify any individual or entry for purposes of protecting the integrity of this Sweepstakes or addressing changes in business operations or other circumstances, to the extent allowed under applicable law.
  5. Drawing On or about January 21, 2013, Helzberg Diamonds will determine a prize winner by randomly selecting one entry from among all valid entries received on a nationwide basis consistent with these Official Rules. Helzberg Diamonds has the sole authority to determine the prize winner and its decisions are final and binding in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Helzberg Diamonds as the sponsor.
  6. OddsThe odds that a valid entry will be selected are one out of the total number of valid entries received. Because entries are available to all store visitors and web site visitors, the maximum number of entries and the odds cannot be determined.
  7. Claiming Prize; Alternate: The prize will be awarded. The winner will be notified by telephone or mail. To claim the prize, the prize winner must complete, sign and return as directed to Helzberg Diamonds within 30 days after the date of the first notice of award, Helzberg Diamonds' form of Prize Acceptance Agreement that includes an affidavit of eligibility (including proof of eligibility upon request), waiver of liability, and publicity authorization and release plus an IRS Form W-9 (collectively, the "Acceptance Documents"). If the prize winner fails to timely respond or comply with these requirements, or if Helzberg Diamonds determines the prize winner ineligible after review of the Acceptance Documents, then the prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner will be selected by random drawing as described in 5 above.
  8. Waiver and Release: By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Helzberg Diamonds; (b) to release and hold harmless Helzberg Diamonds and Affiliates from any and all losses, damages, claims and actions of any kind arising from this Sweepstakes or from the acceptance, possession or use of any awarded prize, including, without limitation, claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy; (c) that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes or the prize shall be governed by the law specified in 9 below and shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Clay County, Missouri, and entrant hereby consents to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for purposes of any such action; and (d) that Helzberg Diamonds is not responsible for and cannot be held liable for unauthorized human intervention, technical errors, printing errors, mail delays, or any other errors in the administration of this Sweepstakes.
  9. 9. Applicable Law and Geographic Area: :Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rule of any jurisdiction. This Sweepstakes is void outside the United States and where prohibited by law.
  10. 10. Sponsor and Winners List: The name and address of the sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Helzberg's Diamond Shops, Inc., and the address of its headquarters is 1825 Swift Avenue, North Kansas City, Missouri 64116. You may obtain the name of the prize winner by sending a request (identifying this particular sweepstakes) to the above address, together with a stamped, self-addressed #10 envelope.