Shop Your Way Snap Your ‘Stache Contest

Official Rules




1. Eligibility: The Shop Your Way “Snap Your ‘Stache Contest” (the “Contest”) s open only to individuals who are: (i) legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia at the time of entry; (ii) at least twenty-one (21) years old at the time of entry; and (iii) a Bonus Shop Your Way Member or higher at the time of entry. To become a Shop Your Way member at no cost, visit Employees of Sears Holdings Management Corporation, and its direct and indirect subsidiaries who hold a position of Divisional Vice President (e.g., Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, etc.) or higher as well as their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or win. Sponsor’s employees must be in good standing as determined by Sponsor’s human resources department at the time of entry and prize award.


The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


2. Sponsor: Sears Holdings Management Corporation, 3333 Beverly Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179. 


3. Timing: The Contest begins on May 24, 2014 at 12:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) and ends on June 15, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CT (the "Promotion Period").


4. How to Submit an Entry: During the Promotion Period, (i) Visit and log into the “Sweeps” application on Shop Your Way. Select the Contest banner, click “Get Started Now,” and follow the instructions to accept these Official Rules and our privacy policy; (ii) Select the “Snap Your ‘Stache Contest” topic page on the Shop Your Way website to “Follow”. To “Follow” the “Snap Your ‘Stache Contest” topic, search for the “Snap Your ‘Stache Contest” topic in the search bar (topics will be labeled accordingly), select the topic you wish to “Follow,” and click it to open the “Snap Your ‘Stache Contest” topic’s Shop Your Way page. Once on the “Snap YourStache Contest” topic page, click the “Follow” button; and (iii) Upload one (1) original photo of your best “‘stache” to the “Snap Your ‘Stache Contest” topic page. To add an image, select the “Photo” icon found on the top of the activity feed and/or the “Snap Your ‘Stache Contest” topic page on the Shop Your Way website and upload the photo you would like to add. Images may not be obscene, pornographic, or otherwise inconsistent with the Sponsor’s brand or image, and must adhere to the submission requirements herein. Once completed, click the “Share” button to add the image to the intended “Snap YourStache Contest” topic page. Complete the foregoing steps (collectively, i, ii and iii) to receive one (1) entry into the Contest. No purchase of any product is necessary. 

Upon submission of the Contest entry, eligible Entrants will receive five dollars ($5) in Shop Your Way points (5,000 points) which can be redeemed on qualifying purchases made in-store or online at Sears or Kmart. Points will be deposited to your account within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt of your Confirmation email. Receipt, use and redemption of points are subject to the terms and conditions at

As used herein, “Content” refers to all content you submit in connection with the Contest (e.g., the photo, content contained in the photo, description, tag names, etc.). Sponsor reserves the right to remove any Content that does not adhere to the submission requirements, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and/or disqualify the entrant.


Entrants represent and warrant that their Content is the original work of such entrant, it has not been copied from others, it has not previously won awards, it does not violate the rights of any other person or entity, and publication of the Content via various media including Web posting will not infringe on the rights of any third party.  Any Entrants indemnify and hold harmless, Released Parties from any claims to the contrary. 


Limit: Limit one (1) entry per person/Shop Your Way Member during the Promotion Period.


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 may void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified, in Sponsor’s discretion.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification, in Sponsor’s discretion.  In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the Shop Your Way account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to the Shop Your Way account. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the Shop Your Way account holder. 


By submitting Content, you agree that your Content is gratuitous and made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation, that Sponsor is free to use or otherwise disclose the ideas contained in the Content on a non-confidential basis to anyone or otherwise use the ideas without any additional compensation to you. You acknowledge that, by acceptance of your Content, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.


BY SUBMITTING AN ENTRY, ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIS/HER ENTRY AND CONTENT MAY BE POSTED ON SPONSOR’S WEBSITE OR ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET AS AUTHORIZED BY SPONSOR, IN SPONSOR’S DISCRETION.  Submission of Content grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, license and right to publish, use, publicly perform the Content in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the entrant.


All Content submitted by you must conform to the additional submission requirements set forth herein:


·         Content cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity;


·         Content cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;


·         Content cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;


·         Content cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies;


·         Content cannot infringe trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, or contain any personal identification other than entrants;


·         Content cannot infringe copyrighted materials owned by others;


·         Content cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and


·         Content cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law.


CONTENT POSTED TO THE WEBSITE IS NOT EDITED BY SPONSOR AND ARE THE VIEWS/OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL ENTRANT AND DO NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS OF SPONSOR IN ANY MANNER.  Any waiver of any obligation hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any obligation to entrants.  Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Contest submission requirements set forth herein in its reasonable discretion.


5. Public Voting/Judging/Winner Notification: Each entry will appear on the website between June 16, 2014 at 12:00:01 AM CT and June 22, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM CT (the “Voting Period”). The entries that receive the top fifteen (15) most “Likes” from the Shop Your Way community will be defined as “Finalists Entries”. In the event the tally of “Likes” for the fifteenth place Finalist results in a tie, then all tied entries will become Finalists and the panel of judges will evaluate all Finalists in accordance with the judging criteria set forth in more detail below. All Finalist Entries will be judged by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: (i) Creativity/Originality of the photo submitted (0-30 points); (ii) Content Relevance of the Photo submitted (0-30 points); Photo Quality (0-20 points); and Community Enthusiasm (0-20 points) (i, ii and iii, collectively, the “Judging Criteria”). The Finalist Entry that receives the highest score will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner subject to verification; the Finalist Entry that receives the second highest score will be deemed the First Prize Winner subject to verification; the Finalist Entry that receives the third highest score will be deemed the Second Prize Winner subject to verification and the Finalist that receives the fourth highest score will be deemed the Third Prize Winner. In the event of a tie, the tie-breaker will be based upon the highest score in the first judging criteria set forth above, continuing thereafter to each judging criteria in the order set forth above, as needed, to break the tie.  In the event that a tie still remains, a new judge, selected by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, will judge the tied entries based on the judging criteria set forth above. The potential winners will be notified by a newsfeed story, on, and/or by email. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Voting Period shall be subject to modification by Sponsor as Sponsor may reasonably require. In the event of modification, Sponsor shall post notice of the modified Voting Period on the website. Each individual may “Like” as many entries as they wish, but each individual may only “Like” each entry one (1) time during the entire Voting Period. In the event more than one (1) “Like” is received from the same person, Shop Your Way account, and/or email address for a given entry, all “Likes” from said person or email address will be disregarded. Sponsor reserves the right to void all “Likes” made through any script, macro, robotic, automatic, mechanical, programmed or similar duplication method. “Like” counts are not official until verified by the Sponsor, in its reasonable discretion. Any attempt by the entrant and/or its respective family/friends to “Like” more than the number of times authorized herein, using multiple names and/or email addresses and/or any other fraudulent mechanism, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, shall give the Sponsor the right to disqualify the entrant in Sponsor’s reasonable discretion. Any attempt by any person to fraudulently circumvent the voting restrictions in order to cast multiple “Likes” for a given entry will result in disqualification of all such


Potential winners are subject to verification. Potential Grand Prize winner will be required to fully complete, sign and timely return an unaltered Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release provided by Sponsor, and, where lawful, an unaltered Publicity Release within seven (7) days of prize notification. Potential First Prize Winner, potential Second Prize Winner and potential Third Prize Winner may be required to fully complete, sign and timely return an unaltered Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release provided by Sponsor, and, where lawful, an unaltered Publicity Release within seven (7) days of prize notification. If a potential winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, if attempted notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, if any required documents are not returned within the required number of days, if a winner cannot be verified, or if a winner is otherwise unable or unwilling to accept and claim the prize as stated, then that prize may be forfeited and awarded to the next highest scoring Finalist. Sponsor will provide the Grand Prize winner with a W-9 which winner must complete and return to Sponsor for tax reporting purposes or prize may be forfeited, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Grand Prize Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 form. Sponsor may provide the First Prize Winner, the Second Prize Winner and the Third Prize Winner with a W-9 which winner must complete and return to Sponsor for tax reporting purposes or prize may be forfeited, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The First Prize Winner, Second Prize Winner and Third Prize Winner may be issued an IRS 1099 form. Any prize won by an eligible entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence will be awarded to minor’s parent or  legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents, if any. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipment of prize after confirmation.


6. Prizes and their Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”): One (1) Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) Craftsman MAKEcation(SM) California trip for Grand Prize Winner consisting of round-trip economy class air transportation for Winner between major commercial airport nearest winner’s permanent residence (airline designated by Sponsor) and Los Angeles, CA, round trip ground transportation between airport and hotel in Lake Arrowhead, CA, three (3) nights hotel accommodations (one standard single occupancy room) at a hotel designated by Sponsor, four (4) day meal plan consisting of breakfast and dinner daily at locations designated by Sponsor; one (1) “Meet and Greet” session with one (1) celebrity maker designated by Sponsor; admission to six (6) “Making Classes” consisting of: Whiskey Making; Cigar Rolling; Blacksmithing; Grilling; Survival tactic and Woodworking; and one (1) personalized Craftsman Gift Package designated by Sponsor. The ARV of Grand Prize: up to $5,000; One (1) First Prize: One (1) First Prize Winner will receive one (1) Craftsman 175 CC OHV Briggs & Stratton Quiet Power Technology Engine 22” Front Drive Self-Propelled Lawn Mower designated by Sponsor. ARV of First Prize: $419.99; One (1) Second Prize: One (1) Second Prize Winner will receive one (1) Craftsman Portable Gas Grill designated by Sponsor. ARV of Second Prize: $199.99; and One (1) Third Prize: One (1) Third Prize Winner will receive one (1) Craftsman 11-piece Mach Series Bit Driver set approximately valued at $22.99 and one (1) Craftsman 53-piece Mach Series Tool Set approximately valued at $99.99. ARV of Third Prize: $129.98. Total ARV of all Prizes: up to $5,749.96. The ARV of each prize is determined as of date of printing of these Official Rules. The difference in value of the prize as stated herein and the value at time of prize notification, if any, will not be awarded. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize are non-transferable. Winners must be or become a Craftsman Club member (Membership is FREE) in order to receive a prize. If a winner does not wish to become a Craftsman Club member, the prize will be forfeited. Grand Prize Winner must be available to travel on dates designated by Sponsor and depart on August 29, 2014 and return on September 1, 2014. In the event the Grand Prize Winner cannot travel on dates designated by Sponsor, the Grand Prize may be forfeited. The Grand Prize trip may be transferred to another individual who must travel on dates designated by Sponsor. The trip cannot be bartered or sold. In the event the Grand Prize Winner resides within one hundred fifty (150) miles of Lake Arrowhead, CA, Sponsor will provide the Grand Prize Winner with round trip ground transportation between the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and Lake Arrowhead, CA in lieu of the round trip coach air transportation from major commercial airport nearest the winner’s residence.  The dollar value difference between the round trip coach air transportation and ground transportation will not be provided to the Grand Prize Winner. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the Grand prize description herein, including but not limited to ground transfers between Winner’s residence and airport of departure, ground transportation while in designated city (not stated herein) in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, telephone, movies), meals and beverages, gratuities, travel upgrades, baggage fees, and personal incidentals. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide a valid major credit card or some other acceptable form of payment, as determined in the hotel’s sole discretion upon hotel check and all in-room charges, telephone calls, meals, beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals and any other expenses charged to the Grand Prize Winner’s hotel room will be charged to that major valid credit card or deducted from the deposit provided. The ARV of the Grand Prize may vary based on the commercial airport nearest winner’s permanent residence, as well hotel fluctuations at the time of travel. Sponsor is not responsible for any fees or additional charges resulting from the Grand Prize Winner’s changes to itinerary or accommodations. Travel is subject to terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by selected travel providers, availability and other material restrictions may apply. In the event, for whatever reason, the scheduled Craftsman MAKEcation(SM) California Event (“Event”) is cancelled prior to the trip or during winner’s trip, that portion of the Grand Prize will not be awarded and Sponsor will not provide any compensation or substitution for that portion of the prize. Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for obtaining valid U.S. government photo identification prior to travel and the associated costs for these requirements. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. If the Grand Prize Winner becomes disabled or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the prize due to illness, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Grand Prize award and no other compensation in lieu of the prize will be awarded. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for obtaining his/her own medical and life insurance and the associated costs. All travel is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security, as required. Grand Prize Winner agrees to comply with all applicable venue regulations in connection with the Craftsman MAKEcation(SM) California Event. Sponsor and the applicable venue representatives reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to Grand Prize Winner if he/she engages in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at any of these prize activities. Released Parties will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the Craftsman MAKEcation(SM) California Event.  Prizes are taxable income to the winners and each winner will be responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use, if any. If a winner is an associate of Sears Holding Management Corporation or its direct and indirect subsidiaries the prize will be added to the winner’s W-2 reportable earnings and be subject to payroll taxes and income tax withholding. For these associates only, Sears Holdings Management Corporation (or the appropriate corporate affiliate) will include a tax gross-up equal to 35% of the value of the prize, which is intended to offset most, but not necessarily all, taxes due on the prize. Limit: One (1) prize per person/Shop Your Way account.

7. Release: By receipt of the prizes, each winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (if any), and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize and/or use of the Content.

8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown, state, and wish list submitted for promotional purposes in any media now known or hereinafter developed, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. Winners’ names and likenesses may be published on Shop Your Way website, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. 

9. Ownership & License: Providing Content grants Sponsor and its agents the right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify such Content in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the entrant.  By accepting a prize, each winner agrees that his or her Content will be deemed a Work Made For Hire under the Copyright laws of the United States, but if it cannot be so deemed, then the winner irrevocably assigns and transfers to Sponsor all of his/her right, title and interest in and to his/her Content, including all but not limited to all copyright and trademark rights which he or she may have, in the United States and worldwide, therein, for consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged. Winner hereby waives in favor of Sponsor, all rights of “Droit Moral” or “Moral Rights of Authors” or any similar rights or principles of law that winner may now or later have to their Content. Sponsor reserves the right to alter, change or modify the winning Content, in its sole discretion. Upon request of Sponsor, winner shall execute and deliver such additional instrument of assignment, as may be solely deemed by Sponsor, reasonably necessary to establish the ownership of record of the right, title and interest in and to the Content and of the copyrights transferred and “Moral Rights of Authors” waived under these Official Rules. Should Sponsor fail to request the said assignment as stated, that shall not be deemed a waiver of Sponsor’s rights and Sponsor may at a later time request the assignment. 


10. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest, if it is possible. If the Contest, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine a winner in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

12. Binding Arbitration: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in a location determined by the arbitrator as set forth herein (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for claimant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (“JAMS Rules and Procedures”) then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply Illinois law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the claimant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties.  THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN THE ENTRANT’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED.  DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.




13. Governing Law & Jurisdiction: The Official Rules and the Contest are governed by US law and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Contest Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in Section 12 of these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of Illinois, in the City of Chicago.


14. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at


15. Winners List: To obtain the list of Winners, visit The names of the winners will be posted after winner confirmation and verification are complete.