1. Eligibility

The Cup of Jo Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to individuals who are at least 18 at the time of entry and are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win a Prize: employees, contractors, representatives, agents, directors, and officers of Joanna Goddard, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and affiliated companies, marketing agencies, and any other parties involved in the administration of the Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Parties”) and each of the immediate family members of such excluded individuals (e.g., spouses, parents, children, and siblings) and all persons living in the same household of each. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules (“Official Rules”) and by the decisions of the Sponsor in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

2. Sweepstakes Period

The entry period for the Sweepstakes commences on September 9th, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. ET and ends on September 17th, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. ET (“Entry Period”). All entries must be received by September 17th, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. ET to qualify. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

3. How to Enter

There are two steps to entering the Sweepstakes:

Step 1: Subscribe to the Cup of Jo Newsletter
Step 2: Leave a comment on the “Win a NYC Weekend Trip” post on Cup of Jo, published on September 9th

You will obtain one (1) entry for the completed entry described above. You can obtain a maximum of one (1) entry for this Sweepstakes.

Entries must not: contain content that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights; disparage Sponsor, or any person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes; contain personally identifiable information in any public post; contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion; or contain material that is unlawful in any jurisdiction where entry is created.

Compliance with the entry requirements will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entries that violate, as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, these entry requirements will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.

The entrant must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address entered into the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed to be the natural person in whose name the applicable e-mail account is registered. In the event of a discrepancy between the identity of the authorized account holder, the “winner,” and the entrant, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether the entry is valid or to declare the entry invalid and select an alternate winner. 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 is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

NOTE: If an entrant participates from his or her cellular phone, the entrant’s cellular service provider may charge the entrant for each text message sent and received. Entrants should consult their cellular service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with WordPress, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsor, and not to WordPress, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. You agree to release WordPress, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest from all claims arising out of, or in connection with, this Sweepstakes.

4. Winner Selection and Notification

On or about September 17th, 2022, one (1) winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The winner will be notified by September 19th, 2022 by message sent to the email address that winner used to submit winner’s entry to the Sweepstakes.

5. Prizes and Prize Claim

One (1) winner will win a two-night stay at a NYC hotel; round-trip economy airfare to NYC from anywhere in the continental U.S., approximately $2200 in gift cards to Catbird, Alex Mill and Clare V.; a lunch at Jack’s Wife Freda in New York; and a dinner at Cafe Spaghetti in Brooklyn (the “Prize”). The approximate retail value of the Prize is $4,400.

Prize includes one (1) hotel room. Prize must be redeemed by December 31, 2022. Booking dates subject to availability and blackout dates. Booking may not be available on the specific dates requested, and other booking dates may be required for winner due to availability of accommodations. Winner will be responsible for all additional expenses, including ground transfers or items of a personal nature, etc., and all federal, state and other taxes.

Sponsor has neither made nor is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical conditions, or fitness for a particular purpose. Winner agrees to look solely to the Prize Provider for any such warranty, representation, or guarantee.

Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Winner is subject to verification, including verification of age and residency. Limit one (1) Prize per winner. The Prize is non-transferable and no Prize substitution is permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If the Prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a Prize with one of comparable or greater value.

If the winner (i) is determined to be ineligible, (ii) fails to respond to the initial verification message within one (1) week of notification or after three (3) attempts (whichever occurs first), or (iii) fails to sign and return all requested documents by the specified return date, the winner forfeits the Prize in its entirety and an alternate winner will be selected based upon a random drawing of the other eligible entries received during the Entry Period. If Sponsor has selected three (3) potential winners pursuant to the procedure set forth above, and none completes the requirements herein, then the Sweepstakes will terminate, and no Prize will be given.

6. Limitation of Liability and Release

By participating in the Sweepstakes entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Parties from and against (a) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, incorrect, incomplete or delayed entries all of which will be void; (b) problems related to unauthorized human intervention or for technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or for any other technical problems including telecommunication, miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled, or misdirected communications, which may prevent the receipt of an entry or otherwise limit an entrant’s ability to participate in this Sweepstakes; (c) any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether network, printing, typographical, human or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (d) any other claim, liability, or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, or liability for any taxes and fees, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize.

7. Sponsor’s Reservation of Rights

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible for tampering with the entry process or otherwise acts in violation of these Official Rules. In addition, any attempt by an individual, whether or not a participant, to deliberately 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 and diligently pursue all remedies against any such individual to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to a force majeure event or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, suspension, or modification, Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prize by random drawing from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes.

8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction/Dispute Resolution

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, your rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. By entering, entrant consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in New York, New York for the resolution of all disputes, and agrees that any and all disputes shall be resolved exclusively in those courts. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. 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; (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. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

9. Privacy

Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes will be collected by Sponsor, or their designee and used by Sponsor solely for the proper administration and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes and as otherwise described in these Official Rules.

10. Winner’s List

For the name of the winner, send an email to Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the end of the Entry Period.

11. Sponsor

Joanna Goddard, Inc.

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