Sierra Designs Down Bootie Contest

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Boulder Colo. (March 3, 2008) – The Sierra Designs Down Bootie has developed into one of those truly indispensable pieces of gear for winter adventurers. They’re like a devoted coffee drinker’s favorite mug they never leave home without. In fact, if it weren’t a fashion faux pas, most people would probably wear them around all the time. All social blunders aside, these bad boys rule the cold-weather backcountry for style and comfort. Ask any number of winter backpackers and climbers what their favorite piece of gear is and they are likely to tell you, “Sierra Designs Down Booties.” This simple, but indispensable piece of gear has developed a cult following among cold-weather backcountry aficionados. To celebrate Sierra Designs Booties we will be giving away a pair of their Classic Down Booties every weekday in April. To win, simply upload the best photo* of you with any of your Sierra Designs gear or apparel in action onto Sierra Designs' Facebook Page . Hiking, climbing, paddling, slacklining, camping and lounging photos are all eligible – any activity, trip or adventure where any piece of Sierra Designs gear or apparel became your favorite piece of gear. At the end of April, Sierra Designs will review all of the winners and choose one contestant to win either a men’s Verde 20 or women’s Déjà vu 20 sleeping bag. Both bags are part of Sierra Designs Green Effect Program with 95% recycled content and feature an eco-friendly Cocona liner – creating a more sustainable sleeping bag without sacrificing any performance. About Sierra DesignsFounded in 1965, at the beginning of the golden age of backpacking and climbing, Sierra Designs is one of the original brands for the eco-conscious outdoor enthusiast. We have always had a passion to protect where we play, and our tents, sleeping bags, and apparel have been to every corner of the world, from the highest peaks in Tibet to your local greenway around the corner. We model and design our products for high performance adventurers, but make it attainable for you. Sierra Designs’ gear and apparel fits in with your daily life, no matter where it takes you. Visit us online at SierraDesigns.com or check out our FaceBook Page. *Please read the fine print below before entering:PHOTO CONTEST RULES 1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. THE PURCHASE OF ANY GOOD AND/OR SERVICE WILL NOT INCREASE AN ENTRANT’S CHANCE OF WINNING. This contest is sponsored by Sierra Designs 6235 Lookout Road, Suite C Boulder, CO 80301; (www.sierradesigns.com.) (“Sponsor”). The contest entry period starts on April 1, 2008 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time ("PST") and ends on April 31, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Interested participants should submit (1) a photo, (2) your full name(s), (3) where you were when the photo was taken, (4) a one-sentence description of your adventure, and (5) what Sierra Designs product(s) you were using. All entries must be uploaded to Sierra Designs Facebook site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/sierradesigns. Eligibility for each prize will cease at the applicable time and date and all entries received thereafter will be considered disqualified and will be ineligible for participation. If Sponsor does not receive your entry for any reason, including without limitation those specified below, or if your entry is not entered correctly, the entry will be invalid and you will be ineligible for the prize. 2. ELIGIBILITY: ONLY LEGAL RESIDENTS, WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, OF THE 50 US STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY OR WIN, EXCEPT FOR THOSE STATES WHERE THIS CONTEST IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. Neither Sponsor nor any of its affiliates warrants that this contest is valid in any particular jurisdiction. Residents of jurisdictions where this contest is prohibited are not eligible to compete in the contest and cannot win prizes. The contest winner is not required to purchase anything to claim his or her Prize. Each participant can enter only once per month. If multiple entries are submitted by any person, only the first entry received by Sponsor (as determined by the Sponsor) will be entered into the contest. Accordingly, each entry must include the name and mailing address or e-mail address of the participant. In the event of a dispute, an e-mail entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the e-mail account from which it was sent. For these purposes, an e-mail account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. Employees of Sponsor, Kellwood Company, or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers, advertisers, advertising and promotion agencies, or any company retained by Sponsor to promote, administer or provide advice with respect to the contest (and their respective affiliates), and members of any of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. 3. PRIZES: Beginning with April 1, 2008 and ending on April 30, 2008, (10) winners will be selected from the entries received during the timeframe. The winners will receive a pair of Booties valued at $39.95 retail. Each winner will be determined by the judging panel, who will award prizes for the photos judged as the best, evaluating creativity, composition, quality, use of light, and originality. Winning photos will be posted on our facebook web site. The judging panel will be comprised of Sierra Design marketing personnel. All decisions of the judges will be final and binding in all respects. Each winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and publicity release (where legal) within 14 days of prize notification. In the event of non-compliance with any of the rules set forth herein, or any prize notification returned as undeliverable, the winner’s prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner. Sierra Designs is not responsible for, and shall not be liable for, late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winners. The reporting and payment of all tax liabilities incurred by any winner as a result of the contest are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply and entry in this contest is void where prohibited by law. Residents of jurisdictions where this contest is prohibited are ineligible to participate in the contest and cannot win the Prize. The Prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, expressed or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.) No substitution of the Prize will be permitted except by Sponsor, which may substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised Prize becomes unavailable. The Prize is non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash. Odds of winning will be dependent upon number of entries received. 4. ENTRY: There is one way to enter: by visiting the Sponsor’s facebook website (http://www.facebook.com/pages/sierradesigns), submitting your photo and required information, following all instructions, and submitting your entry uploading it to the “Fan Photo” link. Sponsor reserves the right and at its sole discretion to reject any request of entry for failure too fully comply with the facebook entry rules. 5. CONTEST WINNERS: The name of each winner will be posted at Sponsor’s website (http://www.facebook.com/pages/sierradesigns) and the identity of each winner can also be obtained by writing to Sierra Designs, 6235 Lookout Road, Suite C Boulder, CO 80301. Each winner will be notified via certified mail, return receipt requested and/or by e-mail within approximately seven (7) days of choosing a winner. In the event of non-compliance with any of the rules set forth herein, or any Prize notification returned as undeliverable, the winner’s Prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternative winner. Sponsor is not responsible for, and shall not be liable for, late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winner. 6. GENERAL: These rules will be posted at the Sponsor facebook page. These rules may also be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Sierra Designs, 6235 Lookout Road, Suite C Boulder, CO 80301 within 60 days of the contest’s deadline date. Residents of Vermont may omit return postage. Questions regarding this contest may be sent to Sierra Designs 6235 Lookout Road, Suite C Boulder, CO 80301. . By entering the contest, you agree to these rules and all eligibility requirements and all decisions of Sponsor. In addition, by entering the contest you agree that, if you are a winner, the Sponsor (or any of its affiliates) shall have the right to use your name, address, likeness, photograph, prize information, statements and story for all purposes, including on-line announcements and promotional purposes, advertising purposes and marketing purposes, without compensation of any kind, except to the extent prohibited by law. Each winner will be required to sign a separate affidavit and release acknowledging and accepting the foregoing. If you are a winner of a prize, however, this does not necessarily mean that your story, likeness, name, photograph or other information will be used by Sponsor in connection with any promotion or advertisement. Use of any winning photo or the promotion of any winner will be at the sole discretion of Sponsor. If Sponsor does not receive your entry for any reason, including without limitation those specified below, or if your entry is not entered correctly, the entry will be invalid and you will be ineligible for the Prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to adjust the dates or cancel this contest for any reason including, but not limited to, technical failure and/or unauthorized intervention. Sponsor and its affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, misdirected, inaccurate, incorrect, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or entry information, whether due to human error of technical malfunctions; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation the inability to access the Sponsor website; (iii) failed, incomplete, interrupted, garbled, or delayed transmissions; (iv) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the Prize, or from participation in the contest, or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change these rules, upon proper legal notice if required by law. In the event the administration, security, or proper conduct of the contest is compromised in any way, electronically or otherwise, that is beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of the contest and award Prizes only among entries received prior to the date of withdrawal. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor. By entering the contest, participant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliates, partners, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the contest or acceptance, possession, or use or misuse of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Participant further agrees that all rights under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States, are hereby expressly waived. That section, in pertinent part, provides: “A general release does not extend to claims which the Creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of the executing of the release, which if known by him must materially affect his settlement with the debtor.” The winner will be required to sign a separate release acknowledging and accepting the foregoing. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the entry and eligibility of any individual found to be tampering with or abusing the operation of the contest or the Sponsor website or, to be acting in violation of these rules, as solely determined by Sponsor. All entrants must provide name and mailing address. Additional information (i.e. telephone number) is optional. Before providing any such information, please read our Privacy Policy, which is available at www.sierradesigns.com, or can be obtained by requesting it from Sierra Designs, 6235 Lookout Road, Suite C Boulder, CO 80301. . By submitting a completed entry form, you consent to the collection, processing, use and disclosure of the information contained in your entry form according to our Privacy Policy. Right of Non-Participation: Pursuant to federal law, any individual has the right to notify the Sponsor that he/she does not wish to be contacted by the Sponsor regarding any future sweepstakes or contests or mailings and that Sponsor may not use any information provided to it by such individual for any purposes other than as need for this contest. The Sponsor may be so notified by mail at 6235 Lookout Road, Suite C Boulder, CO 80301. (or by calling toll free number 800-635-0461). If no winner qualifies for any prize to be awarded pursuant to this contest, then the prize or its equivalent cash value will be awarded to a charity of the Sponsor’s choice. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility qualifications of winners. This contest is governed by U.S. law. By entering your story (or pressing the submit button for e-mail transmission) you have agreed to all the rules and conditions of the contest as set forth herein.