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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Crafts Blog
Official Rules
February 10, 2011

MARTHA STEWART CRAFTS SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES

NO SUBSCRIPTION, PURCHASE OR ONLINE ENTRY REQUIRED TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A PRIZE. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

These Official Rules apply for the “Martha Stewart Crafts Blog Giveaway” promotion (“Sweepstakes”) conducted by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., 601 West 26th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (“Sponsor”) and promoted at http://www.thecraftsdept.com(“Website”). The Sweepstakes will start at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on February 10, 2011 and will end at 6:00 p.m. EST on February 14, 2011. By entering this Sweepstakes, you agree to the Terms in these Official Rules.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANTS AND PRIZE RECIPIENTS MUST BE BOTH (A) LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FIFTY UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND (B) AGED 18 YEARS OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. SWEEPSTAKES SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.Employees of Sponsor and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion, fulfillment and/or judging agencies, and related entities (collectively, the “Related Entities”), and their immediate families are not eligible.
  2. HOW TO ENTER: Post a comment of fifty (50) words or less at www.craftsdept.com explaining your favorite craft along with your complete name and valid email address. All comments must be received by 5:59:59 PM on February 14, 2011. All comments must be prepared and submitted in the English language. Limit one entry per email address. Submission of a comment, name and valid email address (hereinafter, “Entry”) constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweepstakes and your consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver your name, address and other information to the Prize Partner(s) for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and for other uses by Sponsor as permitted by applicable law. Sponsor is not responsible for computer system, phone line, technical, hardware, software or program failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Use of automated devices is not valid for entry. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, late, delayed, illegible, incomplete, mutilated, or misdirected entries. Incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, unintelligible or late entries or entries which otherwise do not comply with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All entries, upon submission, become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned and the Sponsor has the right to dispose of the Entries at Sponsor’s discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes should any computer virus, bugs or other technical difficulty or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes, at which time, the selection of winner(s) will be take place from among all eligible entries received at time of Sweepstakes termination. By submitting an Entry, you grant Sponsor and its affiliates and subsidiaries the royalty-free right to use, re-use, copy, publish, republish, broadcast, re-broadcast, in whole or in part, edit, modify, rearrange, or otherwise exploit your Entry and any materials based thereon or derived therefrom, in any manner, for any lawful purposes whatsoever, including but not limited to, on the Internet and for any advertising and promotional purposes in any medium (whether now or hereafter known) throughout the world, in perpetuity, without further permission, consideration, or payment, unless prohibited by law. By submitting an Entry, you warrant and represent that the Entry is original and was created solely by you, that the Entry does not incorporate any material owned by any third party, and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights of any third party. If, in the opinion of the judges and/or Sponsor and/or at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, the Entry violates any law or infringes upon the rights of any third party, is inaccurate, illegible, incomplete, or irregular in any way, or otherwise does not comply with the Official Rules, the Sponsor may disqualify the Entry. Sponsor is not responsible for Entries that are processed late or incorrectly or those that are lost or damaged due to computer or electronic malfunction or other error. This Sweepstakes may be cancelled in the event an insufficient number of qualified Entries are received that do not meet the minimum standards established by the Sponsor.
  3. SELECTION OF WINNER: Three (3) winners (“Prize Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received. The random drawing will be conducted on or about February 14, 2011 by Sponsor, whose decisions on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding in all respects pertaining to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Prize Winner will be notified by email no later than 30 days after the promotion end date. If (a) Prize Winner notification or a Prize is returned as undeliverable, (a) Prize Winner is ineligible, or (a) Prize Winner declines a prize, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner from among all remaining eligible entries. All Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible entries are received.
  4. PRIZE: The three (3) prizes (“prize”) consists of one (1) Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Crafts, one (1) Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts, one (1) Crafternoon: A Guide to Getting Artsy and Craftsy with Your Friends, and one (1) selection of Martha Stewart Crafts Supplies.  The total approximate retail value of each Prize: US $100 . Total approximate retail value of all Prizes: US$300. All expenses and costs associated with the acceptance and use of prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize Winner. The Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes on prizes. No cash substitution, assignment, or transfer of any prize permitted. In the event a prize is unavailable, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Each Prize Winner may be required to provide Sponsor with his/her social security numbers for tax purposes.
  1. CLAIMING PRIZE/RELEASE: The Prize Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release (unless prohibited by law) to Sponsor within fourteen (14) days of notification. If a selected potential Prize Winner fails to comply with the Official Rules and/or to submit any required documentation within the designated period, Prize Winner will be disqualified and the Prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or e-mails made to entrants not by the Sponsor.
  2. INTERNET: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SPONSOR’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHERREMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person 18 years of age or older who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization
    (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide
    Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the email account associated with the entry.
  3. GENERAL: By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants and Prize Winner: (1) agree to be bound by these Official Rules; (2) agree to release Sponsor and the Related Entities from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury and/or death arising out of participating in this Sweepstakes, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery; and (3) consent to the use of his/her name, voice, picture, and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium throughout the world in perpetuity without additional compensation unless prohibited by law, and (4) acknowledge that Sponsor and Related Entities have neither made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any Prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor may discontinue this Sweepstakes at any time. Sponsor may terminate any Sweepstakes or decide to modify it in any manner that it deems fair and equitable to participants if it becomes aware of any occurrence that would materially affect the Sweepstakes’ security and fairness. Sponsor may prohibit individuals from participating in Sweepstakes and disqualify entries if they (1) attempt to enter the Sweepstakes through any means other than as described in these Official Rules, (2) attempt to disrupt the Sweepstakes or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules in any way or (3) repeatedly show a disregard for the Sweepstakes Official Rules or act (a) in an unsportsmanlike manner, or (b) with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor.
  4. LIABILITY & RELEASE: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants and Prize Winner agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the Released Entities, including but not limited to Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize hereunder, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) lost, late, misdirected, or undeliverable mail; (e) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) injury or death to a person(s) or damage to property which may be result, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or entrants receipt, acceptance, use &/or enjoyment of any prize, including but not limited to travel and lodging portions of any prize. In no event shall the Released Entities be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. By accepting a prize, Prize Winner (i) acknowledge(s) that there are natural factors and occurrences which may impact on or affect the safety of the activities he/she is participating in and that he/she assumes the risk of such factors and occurrences, and (ii) agrees that the Sponsor, and the Released Entities shall not be in any way responsible for any resulting injury, disfigurement and/or death. Sponsor and Released Entities reserve the right to correct typographic, clerical or printing errors in any Sweepstakes materials. Sponsor and Released Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this Sweepstakes, the administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of Prize Winner, including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won. In the event the Sponsor or Released Entities are prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute, or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, provincial or local government law, order of regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s or Released Entities’ control (each a “Force Majeure” event) the Sponsor and Released Entities shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes without notice or further obligation. If the Sponsor or Released Entities, in their discretion, elect to abbreviate, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes as a result of a Force Majeure event, the Sponsor and Released Entities reserve the right, but shall have no obligation, to award the prize from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.
  5. USE OF INFORMATION: The information that you provide in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used for Sponsor's internal purposes and to send you information about Sponsor’s products and special promotions but will not be provided to third parties, except as necessary for the administration of the Sweepstakes or as required by law or legal process. Entry constitutes permission to post Prize Winner's name on Website and to use Prize Winner’s name, hometown and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation unless prohibited by law. If you do not wish to receive information from Sponsor in the future, please make sure to uncheck the appropriate box on the Official Entry Form. For additional information about Sponsor’s Privacy Policy go to http://www.marthastewart.com/privacy-policy?rsc=footer.
  6. WINNERS LIST: To obtain a Winner List, (available after February 14, 2011) or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to be received by February 28, 2011 to: Stephanie Hung, The Crafts Dept Blog Giveaway Sweepstakes, 601 West 26th Street, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10001. Please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners List".
  7. HAVE A QUESTION? Visit our website and email us at mail@marthastewart.com or write us at Martha Stewart Crafts, 601 West 26th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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