Christopher & Banks Spring 2016 Amazing Women Contest

Official Rules

  1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST.  A purchase will not improve your chance to win.  Void where prohibited.  Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

  2. ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE.  In order to participate in the Spring 2016 Amazing Women Contest (the “Contest”), both the person nominating (the “Nominator”) and the person being nominated (the “Entrant”) for the Contest must be legal residents of the continental U.S. (exclusive of residents of Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Alaska and Hawaii) and be 21 years of age or older as of April 25, 2016.   Entrants must be female and may not be deceased.  Employees of Christopher & Banks Corporation, Christopher & Banks, Inc., and Christopher & Banks Company (collectively, the “Company”), its affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and website providers (individually or collectively, the “Promoters”) and their immediate family members and/or others living in the same household may not participate in the Contest, either as Nominators or as Entrants.

  3. HOW DO I ENTER?  To enter the Contest, the Nominator must fill out an entry form nominating the Entrant (the “Entry Form”) as an “Amazing Woman”.   The Nominator is nominating the Entrant, not himself or herself, to win a prize. 

    The Entry Form can be found in Christopher & Banks stores  from April 27, 2016 to May 8, 2016 or on the Christopher & Banks Facebook page, on the Christopher & Banks website or The Amazing Women Entry Form. The Entry Form must be filled out legibly, completely, and in English.  Entry Forms that are illegible, incomplete, or not in English will be disqualified.  To complete the Entry Form Nominators will be required to answer ten questions about themselves and the Entrant, including describing (in 120 words or fewer per question) why the Entrant is an Amazing Woman.

    By entering this Contest and agreeing to these Official Rules, each Nominator represents and warrants that he or she is the person listed on the Entry Form and the author of the Entry Form submitted in connection with the Contest.  Nominators agree to fully indemnify Sponsor for all damages incurred as the result of the use of another’s image, photograph, or written work.  Entry Forms may not be offensive or defamatory, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry of information or for entries which are lost, late, delayed, misdirected, electronically garbled, damaged, incompletely received, otherwise defective or lost in cyberspace due to any reason, all of which will void the entry.  Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest and award a prize from entries received up to the time of termination or suspension should a virus, bug or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, unauthorized human intervention, malfunction, computer problems, phone line or network hardware or software malfunction, which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt, compromise or materially affect the administration, fairness, security or proper play of the Contest or proper submission of Entry Forms.

    Entry Forms must be submitted online between 9 AM CDT on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday, May 8, 2016 (the “ Online Contest Entry Period”) or in-store during each individual store’s business hours between Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and Sunday, May 8, 2016 (the “Store Contest Entry Period”). All Entry Forms must be submitted during the Online Contest Entry Period or the Store Contest Entry Period (collectively, the “Contest Entry Period”) to be eligible.

  4. NUMBER OF ENTRIES.  Each Nominator may submit only one Entry Form (either online or in-store, not both) and may nominate only one Entrant.  The Entry Forms of Nominators who are determined to have submitted more than one Entry Form or to have nominated more than one Entrant will be disqualified. 

    An Entrant may be nominated by more than one Nominator; in that case, each Nominator’s Entry Form will be a separate entry and will be considered individually.  An Entrant is not eligible to win more than one prize.

  5. CONTENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY FORM. 

    All content in Nominator’s Entry Form must be entirely original.

    Once the Nominator has submitted his or her Entry Form, the entry is final and may not be modified or edited.  Nominators are solely responsible for transmission of Entry Forms and assume all risk that such Entry Forms are not received by Sponsor or are received incompletely.  Sponsor shall have no liability or obligation with regard to Entry Forms which are not received, or are received incompletely, without regard to the reasons for such incompleteness or non-delivery.

  6. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY.  As a condition of participating in the Contest, and by submitting an Entry Form, Nominator warrants and represents that the Entry Form and all of its content:
    1. is original and owned by Nominator;
    2. contains all necessary rights and permissions from persons other than the Nominator who are referenced on the Entry Form; and
    3. does not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party.   Sponsor’s determination as to whether the content of the Entry Form potentially violates the rights of any third party, made in its sole discretion, is final. 
  7. HOW DO I WIN?  In its sole discretion, a panel of judges appointed by Sponsor will select a single grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”) and up to four runner up winners (the “Runner Up Winners”) (collectively the “Winners”) from among the Entrants, based upon the information provided by the Nominators. Winners will be selected based on, in order of importance, alignment with the Amazing Women theme, creativity, emotional appeal and overall response quality. Promoters will attempt to contact the Winners and their Nominators by phone and/or email, using the information provided on the Entry Form, on or about June 6, 2016.  The selection of the Winners will be announced to the public on or about July 11, 2016.  If any Winner does not acknowledge in writing her acceptance of a prize within seven (7) days after being notified that she is a Winner or does not abide by the requirements of the Winners as specified below, the prize that such Winner would otherwise have received is irrevocably forfeited, and Sponsor may award the prize to another Entrant using the same procedure described above. 

    In order for the Grand Prize Winner to receive the Grand Prize, both the Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator must sign and return the Consent and Release Agreement referenced below within seven (7) days from date of notice.   In order for a Runner Up Winner to receive a Runner Up Prize, both the Runner Up Winner and her Nominator must sign and return the Consent and Release Agreement referenced below within seven (7) days from date of notice.

     

    Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received and the judgment of the panel of judges appointed by Sponsor.

    Winners are subject to verification of eligibility and identity per these rules, which may include a background check and completion of any forms or documentation required by Sponsor to complete such background check, the results of which must be completely satisfactory as determined by Sponsor in its absolute and sole discretion. 

  8. WHAT CAN I WIN?  

    The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

    1. A $500 gift card redeemable at any Christopher & Banks or CJ Banks retail store or online.
    2. The Company will make a donation of $500 to a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, chosen by the Grand Prize Winner and approved by the Company in its sole discretion. 
    3. A trip to Christopher & Banks’ headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota, to include:
      1. Round-trip transportation from the Grand Prize Winner’s home to Plymouth, Minnesota.  The Grand Prize Winner will be provided with either ground transportation or coach airfare, at Sponsor’s discretion, and not to exceed $500 in total transportation expense.  In the event transportation from the Grand Prize Winner’s home to Plymouth, Minnesota exceeds $500 in cost, the Grand Prize Winner shall be responsible for paying the portion of the expense in excess of $500.
      2. A one-night stay in a hotel of Sponsor’s choosing in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area, not to exceed $200, to be shared with the Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator, if he or she elects to accompany the Grand Prize Winner on the trip.
      3. Appointments at a spa of Sponsor’s choosing in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area, which may include a manicure, pedicure, hair services, and/or makeup services, not to exceed $250.
      4. A personal shopping experience with a Christopher & Banks style consultant.  This personal shopping experience may be photographed and/or video-recorded.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive her $500 gift card in advance of the personal shopping experience, and she will be permitted to apply it toward any purchases made during the personal shopping experience.  Any purchases in excess of the $500 gift card will be the Grand Prize Winner’s responsibility.
      5. Meals while in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area of Sponsor’s choosing not to exceed $200 in total.
      6. Ground transportation to and from the airport, hotel, Company headquarters, spa, selected Christopher & Banks or CJ Banks store, and selected restaurant or restaurants, which will be selected and provided by Sponsor.

      All other expenses not specified above including, but not limited to gratuities, incidentals, taxes and other ground transportation are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize Winner.  The trip shall occur on a date selected by Sponsor.  Grand Prize Winner shall reasonably cooperate with Sponsor to arrange for the prompt booking of her travel arrangements.  All travel arrangements once booked cannot be changed unless Sponsor in its sole discretion consents.  Any additional fees or penalties incurred as a consequence of any changes made to any travel arrangements after they are booked that are made at the request of Grand Prize Winner are the sole responsibility of such Grand Prize Winner.

    4. Invitation to be a Christopher & Banks brand ambassador, which is expected to include a variety of opportunities to engage with the Company and other brand ambassadors through telephone, email, and in-person conversations and focus groups to provide input on products, services and customer service.

    The Grand Prize Winner will be issued a Form 1099 for the full value of the Grand Prize.  Taxes are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner, although the Company will issue an additional cash award of $500.00 to the winner to cover some or all of the taxes incurred.

    The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is up to $2,750.00, including tax gross-up. 

    The Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator will receive:

    1. A trip to Christopher & Banks’ headquarters in Plymouth, Minnesota, to include:
      1. Round-trip transportation from the Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator’s home to Plymouth, Minnesota.  The Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator will be provided with either ground transportation or coach airfare, at Sponsor’s discretion, and not to exceed $500 in total transportation expense.  In the event transportation from the Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator’s home to Plymouth, Minnesota exceeds $500 in cost, the Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator shall be responsible for paying the portion of the expense in excess of $500.
      2. Meals while in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area of Sponsor’s choosing not to exceed $200 in total.
      3. Ground transportation to and from the airport, hotel, and selected restaurant or restaurants, which will be selected and provided by Sponsor.

      All other expenses not specified above including, but not limited to gratuities, incidentals, hotel expenses (if not sharing a room with Grand Prize Winner), taxes and other ground transportation are the sole responsibility of Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator.  The trip shall occur on a date selected by Sponsor.  Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator shall reasonably cooperate with Sponsor to arrange for the prompt booking of her travel arrangements.  All travel arrangements once booked cannot be changed unless Sponsor in its sole discretion consents.  Any additional fees or penalties incurred as a consequence of any changes made to any travel arrangements after they are booked that are made at the request of Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator are the sole responsibility of such Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator.

    The Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator will be issued a Form 1099 for the full value of the benefits received.  Taxes are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator.

    The approximate retail value of the benefits provided to Grand Prize Winner’s Nominator is $700.00.

    Each of Runner Up Winners will receive:

    1. A $100 gift card redeemable at any Christopher & Banks or CJ Banks retail store or online.
    2. An opportunity for a personal shopping experience at the Christopher & Banks or CJ Banks store closest to the Runner Up Winner’s home (cost of any clothing or accessories not included).   Transportation to the store shall be the Runner Up Winner’s sole responsibility.
    3. Invitation to be a Christopher & Banks brand ambassador, which is expected to include a variety of opportunities to engage with the Company and other brand ambassadors through telephone, email, and in-person conversations and focus groups to provide input on products, services and customer service.

    The approximate retail value of each of the Runner Up Prizes is $100.00.  Taxes are the sole responsibility of each Runner Up Winner.

    Winners may not request prize substitution or cash redemption.  Prizes are not transferable.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize, or variations of any part of a prize in its sole discretion.  Sponsor makes no warranties or disclaimers concerning the prizes beyond those customarily given by Sponsor or already given by third parties in connection with any part of the prizes. 

  9. REQUIREMENTS OF GRAND PRIZE WINNER. As a precondition to the award of the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator must:

    1. Email or mail a photocopy of a photo-identification of Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator to Sponsor within seven (7) days of being notified of the award of the Grand Prize;
    2. Return Consent and Release Agreements, executed by Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator.
    3. In the Consent and Release Agreement, Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator will be required, wherever lawful, to agree in writing that:
      1. Sponsor may use the name, image, likeness and persona of Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator in any print, Internet and television advertising, filming behind the scenes, and interviews.  All such photographs, audio or video recordings and/or related material shall be the property of Sponsor.
      2.  
      3. Sponsor has the ultimate right, in its sole discretion, to make the final determination on all aspects of any photos, audio, or video recordings of Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator, including the ultimate use or non-use of the images and/or recordings. 
      4. Nominator assigns or licenses the intellectual property rights in his or her winning Entry Form to Sponsor.
    4. Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator will be required to commit to participate in the Contest without any compensation (other than the Prize) or right of approval.  Such participation may include, but is not limited to:
      1. Participation in and assistance with (including providing personal photos and information as requested) photo, audio, and video appearances as reasonably requested by Sponsor for a period of up to one year after Grand Prize Winner’s selection as Grand Prize Winner;
      2. Assistance by Nominator in recording the notification of Grand Prize Winner that she won the Contest, if requested and possible;
      3. Participation in media interviews and/or mentions in press releases for a period of up to one year after Grand Prize Winner’s selection as Grand Prize Winner;
      4. Inclusion in print, television and online marketing and promotional materials for a period of up to one year after Grand Prize Winner’s selection as Grand Prize Winner;
      5. Participation in periodic focus groups as reasonably requested by Sponsor for a period of up to one year after Grand Prize Winner’s selection as Grand Prize Winner;
      6. Indefinite use of Grand Prize Winner and Nominator’s names, likeness and statements in store and on online channels, including but not limited to Sponsor’s website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media accounts.
    5. Grand Prize Winner and her Nominator must agree in writing to such other provisions as Sponsor may reasonably require, in its sole discretion.

    In the event the Grand Prize Winner and/or her Nominator fail to complete any of the aforementioned requirements, such Grand Prize Winner may be disqualified and the Grand Prize may be awarded to another Entrant, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

  10. REQUIREMENTS OF RUNNER UP WINNERS.  As a precondition to the award of the Runner Up Prize, each Runner Up Winner and her Nominator must:

    1. Email or mail a photocopy of a photo-identification of Runner Up Winner and her Nominator to Sponsor within seven (7) days of being notified of the award of the Runner Up Prize;
    2. Return Consent and Release Agreements, executed by Runner Up Winner and her Nominator;
    3. In the Consent and Release Agreement, each Runner Up Winner and her Nominator will be required, wherever lawful, to agree in writing that:
      1. Sponsor may use the name, image, likeness and persona of Runner Up Winner and her Nominator in any print, Internet and television advertising, filming behind the scenes, and interviews.  All such photographs, audio or video recordings and/or related material shall be the property of Sponsor. 
      2. Sponsor has the ultimate right, in its sole discretion, to make the final determination on all aspects of any photos, audio, or video recordings of Runner Up Winner and her Nominator, including the ultimate use or non-use of the images and/or recordings. 
      3. Nominator assigns or licenses the intellectual property rights in his or her winning Entry Form to Sponsor.
    4. Runner Up Winner and her Nominator must agree in writing to such other provisions as Sponsor may reasonably require, in its sole discretion.

    In the event a Runner Up Winner fails to complete any of the aforementioned requirements, such Runner Up Winner may be disqualified and her Runner Up Prize may be awarded to another Entrant, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

  11. ADDITIONAL TERMS.  Promoters and their promotional and advertising agencies shall have no liability and shall be released and held harmless by Nominators and Entrant(s) for any damage, loss or liability to person or property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize or participation in this Contest.

  12. PRIVACY.  Information Nominators and Entrants provide to Promoters will be used to communicate with Nominators and Entrants regarding this Contest and otherwise as set forth in these OfficialRules, as well as to contact Nominators and Entrants at a later date with respect to products or services that the Promoters believe may be of interest to them.  Nominators and Entrants are providing information to Promoters, not to Facebook.  By submitting an entry, all Nominators and Entrants acknowledge and agree that the personal information that they have provided will be maintained on the Promoters’ server and/or the server of those responsible for administering the drawing, all in accordance with the Promoters’ Privacy Statement available at www.christopherandbanks.com.

  13. DISPUTES.  Each Nominator and Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolvedindividually, without resorting to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of Minnesota; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Nominators or Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and Nominators and Entrants hereby waive all rights to claim 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 Nominators, Entrants and Promoters in connection with the Contest, shall begoverned by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law, rules or provisions (whether of the State of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.

  14. HOLD HARMLESS.  By participating in the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Facebook, the Promoters and their employees, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Contest, including infringement of intellectual property rights.  Christopher & Banks Corporation, Christopher & Banks, Inc., and Christopher & Banks Company, and each of their employees, directors, officers, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part from this Contest.

  15. FACEBOOK.  PARTICIPANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE CONTEST IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, FACEBOOK.  PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS FACEBOOK FROM AND AGAINST ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST.

  16. SPONSOR.  Christopher & Banks, Inc., 2400 Xenium Lane North, Plymouth, MN 55441, is the sponsor of this Contest.  This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Contest at any time and substitute another promotion in its place.

  17. CONTEST RESULTS AND OFFICIAL RULES. To obtain the identity of the Winners and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send an email request to cbcontests@christopherandbanks.com.

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    © 2016 Christopher & Banks, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Contest Entrants and Nominators are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for their own personal use and not for any other commercial purpose whatsoever.