“Vera Bradley + Venus” Promotion Official Rules


ELIGIBILITY: “Vera Bradley + Venus” Promotion (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of entry, and who are currently physically residing in the U.S. at time of entry and at time of prize award (eligible “entrants”). All employees, officers and directors of Vera Bradley Sales, LLC (“Sponsor”), Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., and those individuals and entities involved in the preparation of materials, providing a prize and/or administration or execution of this Promotion, including, but not limited to National Sweepstakes Company, LLC (the “Independent Administrator”) (collectively referred to herein as the “Promotion Entities”), and their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, children and parents including step and foster relations) and those living in the same household as such individuals (whether or not related) are not eligible to enter. Void outside the fifty (50) United States, District of Columbia and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law.

AGREEMENT BY ENTRANTS: By entering the Promotion, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound to and accepts these Official Rules, any Promotion related communications from Sponsor including but not limited to any information provided on the promotional website(s), through text messages, and/or any social media platform/application as applicable and the decisions of the Sponsor, other Promotion Entities (and their authorized representatives) which are final and binding with respect to all matters pertaining to this Promotion and all elements thereof.

PROMOTION PERIOD: Begins on or about 12:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 1, 2019 and ends 11:59:59 pm ET on April 5, 2019 (“Promotion Period”). All times relating to the Promotion are Eastern Time. Date and time stamp of entry will be based on the official time keeping device for the respective method of entry. ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to receive entries into the Promotion; (a) the initial entry (“Initial Entry”); and (b) bonus entry (a “Bonus Entry”).  All Entrants must first obtain an Initial Entry into the Promotion prior to receiving Bonus Entries.

  1. Initial Entry: There is a limit of one (1) Initial Entry per entrant for the entire Promotion Period.
  1. Website: Go to https://blog.verabradley.com/venus-giveaway (the “Website”), click on the Promotion related application, complete the entry form in its entirety, and agree to be bound to these Official Rules, and submit to receive one (1) Initial Entry into the Promotion.

B.  Bonus Entries: Entrant must submit an Initial Entry via one or both of the above-stated methods, and then visit the Website to follow instructions to obtain Bonus Entries.

i) Refer-A-Friend: Visit the Website and forward the provided promotional link to friends/contacts whom you wish to enter the Promotion. For each friend you refer, you will receive one (1) entry into the Promotion, subject to verification. Limit three (3) entries via Refer-A- Friend for the entire Promotion. While you may provide the link to family, friends and direct known contacts, please do not engage in phishing or spamming. Apparent or suspected phishing or spamming, sending of junk communications or the use of any unauthorized method or automated system to participate, or attempt to acquire (unauthentic) entries is prohibited, as is posting content to irrelevant or inappropriate sites to obtain entry, and, if discovered at any time will void the applicable entry and entrant suspected of using/benefitting from such methods in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

There is a limit of four (4) entries for the entire Promotion Period.  Proof that you submitted an entry does not constitute proof or evidence that it was received, or eligible for the Promotion. Entries submitted via any other channel(s) will not be eligible for the Promotion. Once submitted, entry may not be modified, deleted, returned or cancelled. Entries become the property of Sponsor. Promotion Entities are not responsible for entries that are lost, late, damaged, altered, destroyed, forged, tampered with, mutilated, incomprehensible, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, stolen or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants may not enter with multiple or false addresses (including IP addresses), identities or devices, robotic, automatic, macro, script, or programmed methods, nor may entrants use any other artifice to enter more than the permitted number of times, and any entrant suspected of using/benefitting from artifice, cheating, fraudulent methods, entering through a sweepstakes club or organization, or using any other device or artifice to enter, or to subvert this Promotion in any way will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to refuse, disqualify, or withdraw any entry and/or entrants at any time during or after the Promotion without notice, and to require immediate prize return, if applicable.

Without limitation, Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any entrant whose social media account that, in their sole opinion, refers, depicts or in any way reflects negatively upon the Sponsor, the Promotion or any other person or entity; does not comply with these Official Rules; or if Sponsor receives notification about any potential infringements or breaches of law or any other reason set forth herein.

DRAWINGS/ODDS: On or about April 9, 2019, one hundred (100) grand prize winners (each a “Grand Prize Winner”) will be selected at random from among all eligible entries received during the entire Promotion Period.  Odds of being selected are based upon the total number of eligible entries received during the entire Promotion Period.  The random drawing will be conducted by the Independent Administrator whose decisions are based upon their sole discretion of these Official Rules and are final and binding in all respects.

In no event will Promotion Entities be responsible for awarding more than the stated number or description of prizes herein. These Official Rules shall control and serve to clarify any confusion, discrepancy, omission, error or mistake communicated in any and all Promotion materials, announcements, communications or notifications (in any and all media/medium). Prize awards are subject to compliance, confirmation of eligibility and verification of potential Grand Prize Winners.


Grand Prizes: Grand Prize Winner will be awarded i) a Vera Bradley Lighten Up Drawstring Family Tote ($60), ii) a Vera Bradley Beach Towel ($40), and iii) Venus + Vera Bradley modular razor with two refill razors ($12.99).  Grand Prize has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $112.99.

Total ARV of all Grand Prizes is $11,299.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS:  Limit of one (1) Grand Prize per Entrant/household.  Grand Prizes have no cash value and any unused portion of a Grand Prize will not be awarded as cash or otherwise. No transfer, assignment or substitution of Grand Prize (in whole or in part), except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Grand Prize Winner later found ineligible or non-compliant will be immediately required to return and forfeit any Grand Prize awarded.  Products or any other element received as a Grand Prize may not be resold, auctioned, bartered, or placed into any other unauthorized channels of distribution. Any Grand Prize pictured in advertising or promotional materials is for illustrative purposes only and may not be the actual Grand Prize awarded. Except for any standard manufacturer’s warranty GRAND PRIZE IS AWARDEDAS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THEIR QUALITY OR CONDITION AND PROMOTION ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

GRAND PRIZE NOTIFICATION/CLAIMS:  Potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified by phone or email on or about three (3) days following the drawing date. In the event the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return the requested information by the date indicated in the notification, or if potential Grand Prize Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he/she does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential Grand Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.  If the notification is returned as undeliverable, this will result in disqualification and an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected.

After two (2) unsuccessful attempts to verify an alternate Grand Prize Winner, the Grand Prize will remain un-awarded. Grand Prize Winner notifications that are un-awarded, unclaimed, returned, unresponsive, untimely, or otherwise undeliverable will be forfeited and will not be re-awarded.

GENERAL/RELEASE: Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any online, application, device, network, electronic or hardware or software, malfunctions, failures, connections, or availability, or garbled, corrupt, or jumbled transmissions; nor service provider, Internet, Web site, user net (in)accessibility or availability, incompatibility, traffic congestion, unauthorized human intervention or any human error, nor for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, nor for the failure to capture any such information. Promotion Entities are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants or to any other persons or property, whether computer related or resulting from downloading materials from or use of entrant’s social media account, application or any website. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound to these Official Rules, directions and instructions communicated by or on behalf of Sponsor (in any media/medium), and the decisions of Sponsor which are final and binding in all respects. In the event of noncompliance, if an entrant becomes noncompliant or ineligible during or after the Promotion Period, or the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to respond within the time specified, or cannot be reached within two separate attempts using the contact method selected by Sponsor (in Sponsor’s discretion), that Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ENTRANTS AGREE TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, OTHER PROMOTION ENTITIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, SALES ASSOCIATES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTY”) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL ALLEGED AND/OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, SETTLEMENTS (WHETHER OR NOT LITAGATION IS COMMENCED), LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXISTING NOW OR ARISING IN THE FUTURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, DISABILITY AND PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS), COSTS AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, COURT COSTS, SETTLEMENT AND DISBURSEMENTS) DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING OUT OF THE DELIVERY, ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE GRAND PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN ANY GRAND PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY, AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROMOTION, OR ANY ELEMENT THEREOF. To the fullest extent permitted by law, entrants covenant not to sue any Promotion Entity or cause them to be sued regarding any matter released above; and further covenant not to disaffirm, limit or rescind any releases. A waiver by one or more of the Promotion Entities of any term in these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of any other provision.

By entering and/or accepting the Grand Prize, entrants and/or Grand Prize Winner hereby irrevocably consents, where lawful, to the use (which may include without limitation modification or alteration) by Sponsor (and its affiliated and subsidiary companies and their authorized representatives) of their name, image, photographs, videotape, likeness, hometown name, biographical information, and voice for publicity, trade, advertising and promotional purposes in all media now known or hereafter developed worldwide, and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without additional compensation, and without the right of review, notification or approval.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Promotion Entities assume no responsibility for any unauthorized human intervention, human error, or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information; nor for the failure to capture any such information. If, for any reason, the Promotion, in whole or in part, is not capable of running as planned or by reason of causes which Sponsor deems, in its sole opinion, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Promotion or any part thereof, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion, or any element thereof and select the Grand Prize Winner from eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the action or as otherwise may be deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Promotion Entities shall not be liable to Grand Prize Winner or any other person or entity for failure to execute the Promotion or any part thereof, or supply a Grand Prize in whole or in part, by reason of any act of God, any action(s), regulation(s) order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, cyberattacks, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, event/experience cancellation or delay, or any similar or dissimilar event beyond their reasonable control.

In no event will Promotion Entities, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, their advertising or promotion agencies and/or all their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives and agents, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of your participation in this Promotion, or any element thereof, Promotion related activities, features or access to, and use of, any participating internet site(s) or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said website(s).

CHOICE OF LAW/ARBITRATION: THIS PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE STATE OF INDIANA WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Promotion, entrant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a neutral one person arbitration panel located in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

PRIVACY POLICY: For information about how the Sponsor uses personal information collected in connection with this Promotion, please see its privacy policy, located at https://www.verabradley.com/us/static/privacypolicy.

WINNERS LIST: For the name of the Grand Prize Winners, mail a self–addressed, sufficiently U.S. postage stamped envelope to: “Vera Bradley + Venus” Sweepstakes, Winners’ List Request, PO Box 10505, Rochester, NY  14610 for receipt by May 9, 2019. Limit one (1) request per person/household address. 

SPONSOR:  Vera Bradley Sales, LLC, 12420 Stonebridge Road, Roanoke, IN 46783.

This Promotion shall not be published without the written permission of the Sponsor.