$250 contest Rules & Regulations


Hartstrings $250 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes
Official Rules


1. Eligibility: Hartstrings $250 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.  Employees of Parigi Group Ltd., Parigi Enterprises Retail LLC, and 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, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on February 06, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on March 17, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period") and consists of one (1) monthly entry period as outlined in the chart below. 


Entry Period

Begins on (at 12:00 a.m. ET)

Ends on (at 11:59 p.m. ET)

Drawing on/around


February 06, 2013

March 17, 2013

April 1, 2013



3. How to Enter:


On-Line: During the Promotion Period, you can register to enter the Sweepstakes at www.hartstrings.com

Our Sweepstakes pop-up box will appear upon arriving on the Hartstrings.com homepage, where you will be asked to enter your email address & other required information. One (1) entry per email address will be accepted & entered during the Sweepstakes Entry Period during which your entry was submitted. 


In-Store: During the Promotion Period, you can register to enter the Sweepstakes at any Hartstrings store location nationwide. There will be Sweepstakes signage at each register, where a QRS Bar-Code will appear for you to scan & electronically enter on your Smartphone or Tablet device into the Sweepstakes. If you do not possess a Smartphone of Tablet device, a Hartstrings Store Manager or Sales Associate will personally help you to register & enter this Sweepstakes. One (1) entry per email address will be accepted & entered during the Sweepstakes Entry Period during which your entry was submitted. 


4. Entry Rules:

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, 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 and use of any other means to subvert the entry process is prohibited and will result in disqualification.  In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized entrant.

5. Prize Drawings: Parigi Group Ltd, Parigi Enterprises Retail, otherwise referred to as the “Administrator”, are the administrators and operators of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  “Administrator” will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner from all eligible entries received during each Entry Period, on or around the dates listed in the chart above in Section 2.

The potential winner will be notified by email. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted within a reasonable time designated by Administrator, the potential winner forfeits his/her prize.  Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules.  In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries from the applicable Entry Period.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded.  Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 4-6 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes. 

6. Prizes: The winner of the $250 Hartstrings Sweepstakes will be given the option to redeem either in any Hartstrings Store via a $250 Hartstrings Gift Certificate or on-line at www.hartstrings.com with an On-Line Gift Card. Terms and conditions apply. Redeemable in the U.S. only. The $250 Sweepstakes winner cannot redeem prize for cash. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $250.  

The $250 Sweepstakes Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Administrators sole discretion. Administrator reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.  The winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period. 

7. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Administrator and their respective 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, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes the winner’s consent  to Administrator and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

9. General Conditions: Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Administrator’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry 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.  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, Administrator reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing 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 entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (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.  If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Administrator, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than one (1) prize will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Administrator reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes (1) by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, 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 New York State or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County. (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 Administrator in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.