Announcing the "We're all in this together" contest

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I'm very excited to announce Effortless Anthropologie's first ever contest! It's called the "We're all this together" contest because, well, we are. This contest, the economy, our love of Anthro...you get the idea. The contest will begin on Monday, July 20, 2009.

Some background is in this post, but here's the basic concept: This will be a raffle-style contest. Anyone wishing to enter can make donations in increments of $5 through Paypal, up to $25 total. 100% of the funds collected (minus any Paypal fees) will be used to purchase Anthropologie gift certificates to be given away. Once the donation period is closed winners will be chosen randomly from the pool of entrants.

My goal is to raise $1000 total. If we reach this goal, the prizes will be as follows:
(1) $500 gift card
(1) $200 gift card
(4) $75 gift cards

If we beat that goal I will proportionally raise the gift card amounts. However, even if we don't reach that goal I will buy at least 3 gift cards to be given away as prizes. I am confident we'll reach it though! The donation period will run for up to 1 month or until $2500 is raised, whichever comes first.

International entrants welcome! (You must live somewhere Anthropologie ships to though, please see below for further details.) Anthropologie employees welcome!

PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER AND TERMS & CONDITIONS. BY ENTERING YOU CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE READ AND ACCEPTED THE DISCLAIMER AND THE TERMS & CONDITIONS.

DISCLAIMER:
This contest is NOT sponsored by, affiliated with, or in any way endorsed by Anthropologie or Urban Outfitters.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
1. Any money entered to this contest CANNOT be returned or refunded.
2. Entries are accepted via Paypal ONLY. No cash, checks or other entry forms will be accepted.
3. If the contest entry drive period ends without meeting the $1000 goal, at least 3 gift cards will be purchased to be given away as prizes.
4. You may enter up to 5 times ($25 total). Any entries beyond this total will be void and CANNOT be returned or refunded.
5. Please enter in $5 US increments only. Any increments less than $5 US will be void and CANNOT be returned or refunded.
6. This contest is VOID where prohibited.
7. All entrants' mailing addresses MUST match their Paypal account address. Effortless Anthropologie WILL NOT SHIP to any other address.
8. International entries welcome! BUT you must live in a country that Anthropologie ships to.
9. Contest winner(s) are responsible for paying any duties, taxes, or associated fees with their prize.
10. Effortless Anthropologie will pay up to $50 to ship prizes. Any fee above that must be reimbursed by winner prior to shipment.
11. By entering this contest, you agree to participate within Effortless Anthropologie's chosen contest methods. You agree not to sue, pursue legal action or defame Effortless Anthropologie should the contest not turn the way you want it to.
12. These terms & conditions may be updated as needed. By entering you agree to all current and future terms & conditions.
13. Entrants CANNOT win more than once prize. But the more you enter the better your chance of winning.
14. By entering you agree NOT to file a Paypal chargeback.
15. Contests must be confirmed and claimed by winners within (14) days of contest end. Any prizes not claimed within that timeline will be redistributed via the method described below.
16. Effortless Anthropologie is NOT responsible for prizes lost in the mail. All prizes will be shipped via UPS or comporable service with tracking number and/or insurance.
17. By entering this contest you agree NOT to resell your prize. Resold prizes WILL be voided.


Winner drawing method:
I will keep a spreadsheet of all email addresses that have made donations. A separate line entry will be made for each $5 donation. I will use random.org to pick a number within the range of entrants to choose the winners.

If you have any questions please use the comments. I can't wait to start this! Come back Monday, July 20, 2009 to enter!