ALL YOU America’s Smartest Shopper Contest

We're on the lookout for America's Smartest Shopper. Could that be you? Enter the ALL YOU America's Smartest Shopper contest and see if you can claim the title!

Tell us why you’re a smart shopper and upload a photo of yourself that illustrates your shopping smarts and you could win up to $1,000, a trip to New York City and a prize package from Samsung!

ALL YOU editors will pick 25 semi-finalists who will win a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and be asked to create videos to prove they’re America’s Smartest Shopper, either by showing us their tools or demonstrating their super-savings in action. Those 25 videos will be narrowed to the top 10 finalist videos, which will be posted on allyou.com/smartestshopper where you, the readers, will be able to vote on your favorite. Our panel of savings experts and editors will ultimately choose the grand-prize winner (who will receive $1,000 gift card, a trip to New York City and Samsung® prize package including a Samsung Tab S 8.4 Wifi, Samsung Gear Fit, and Samsung 50” TV) and two runners-up (who will each receive $500 gift card, a trip to New York City and and Samsung Tab S 8.4 Wifi, Samsung Gear Fit, and Samsung Level On headphones).

 

Rules and Regulations

 1. How to enter: The contest begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on July 25, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on October 3, 2014. Visit allyou.com/smartestshopper to enter the contest, pursuant to the onscreen instructions. You may also enter via Instagram or Twitter. Post your image using the hashtag #aysmartshopper, then complete your entry pursuant to the instructions provided. Limit one entry per person. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, or incomplete entries or entries not received for any reason. Entries become sole property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant warrants that his or her entry (1) is original and does not infringe the intellectual-property rights of any third party, (2) has not been posted anywhere else.

If you are chosen as one of our 25 semi-finalists, you will win a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and be asked to submit a video via a large file-transferring program. Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds. In your video, either show us your tools and/or demonstrate your super-savings in action. Illustrate it with an impressive deal you scored within the past several months. Be sure to mention the item’s original price and the amount you saved and, if appropriate, show the relevant product or products. If possible, avoid showing logos or brand names. Videos over 60 seconds in length, background music, inappropriate displays, or overt display of brands and logos will disqualify your submission. If you are selected to be one of our 10 finalists, we will require that you provide receipts to verify your purchase within 10 days of the date the request is made. Receipts can be faxed to 212-467-0483 or mailed (135 W. 50th St., New York, NY 10020) to ALL YOU, Attention: JVA - America’s Smartest Shopper Finalist.

 

 2. Judging: ALL YOU editors and our panel of judges will select 25 semi-finalists and 10 finalists based on the following criteria: skill displayed in the savings strategy (35%); creativity of the deal (25%); savings, considering the percentage, not dollars, saved (25%); and fulfillment of the entry requirements (15%). The finalists’ videos will be featured on allyou.com/smartestshopper from September 17, 2014 until October 3, 2014, when readers are encouraged to vote for their favorite. After tallying the votes, the ALL YOU panel of judges will select the grand-prize winner, who will be announced along with two runners-up on or around November 17, 2014. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. Decisions of judges are final and binding. Potential winner(s) will be notified by telephone and/or e-mail the week after October 3, 2014. The winning video will be posted on allyou.com/smartestshopper starting on or around November 17, 2014.

 

3. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 48 United States and the District of Columbia, age 19 or older at time of entry (“Entrant(s)”). Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor and its promotional partners and their respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and participating advertising and promotion agencies (including members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same household of each such employee) are not eligible.

 

4. Prize description: The 25 semi-finalists will each receive a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone (ARV for each: $650; Total ARV: $16,250)

Grand Prize includes:

·      Round-trip economy-class airfare for one Winner and one Guest from the major airport nearest Winner’s residence; two-night stay at a local-area hotel (in one room) (ARV: $2,000.00)

·      A $1,000 gift card (ARV: $1,000.00)

·      A Samsung® prize package including a Samsung Tab S 8.4 Wifi (ARV: $399.99), Samsung Gear Fit (ARV: $149.99) and Samsung 50” TV (ARV: $899.99)

·      Editorial feature on allyou.com, and may appear in a future issue of the magazine.

(Total ARV: $4,449.97)

The two Runners-Up Prizes each include:

·      Round-trip economy-class airfare for one Winner and one Guest from the major airport nearest Winner’s residence; two-night stay at a local-area hotel (in one room) (ARV: $2,000.00)

·      A $500 gift card (ARV: $500)

·      A Samsung® prize package of Samsung Tab S 8.4 Wifi (ARV: $399.99), Samsung Gear Fit ($149.99) and Samsung Level On headphones (ARV: $169.99)

(Total ARV of each prize: $3,219.97; Total ARV: $6,439.94)
 

Travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, and any other prize component subject to availability and chosen at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Certain blackout periods and other restrictions may apply.  All travelers must possess valid travel documents. Each Winner’s Guest must complete, sign, and return the Publicity Waiver (where legal) and Release Forms prior to travel, or the Guest cannot accompany the Winner. Winner must travel on dates specified by Sponsor. Arrangements must be made at least 30 days prior to departure. Winner and Guest(s) must travel on the same itinerary.  Once scheduled, the itinerary cannot be altered.  Actual value of prize may vary based on timing and point of departure.  Winner is responsible for all taxes and all other expenses not included in the prize package, including, without limitation, ground travel, parking, meals, room service, souvenirs, phone calls, incidentals, tips, and other personal expenses.

The prize is not transferable.

All taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. The prize is awarded without warranty, express or implied, of any kind.

 

5. Conditions of participation: No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or prize component) for an item of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Nothing in these official contest rules shall obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise use any entry submitted in connection with this Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Contest. By entering, Entrant represents that any post, etc., and other materials submitted as part of Entrant’s contest entry are original and will not constitute defamation or an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such post. In addition, by entering, Entrant grants to Sponsor a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, and republish at any time in the future and otherwise use Entrant’s submitted posts, along with Entrant’s name, likeness, biographical information and any other information provided by Entrant, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). Potential Winner, as a condition of receiving any prize, also may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, where legally permissible, a Publicity Release and confirmation of a license as set forth above within five (5) days following the date of first attempted notification, certifying, among other things, the following: (a) entry does not defame or invade the privacy of any party; (b) entry does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and (c) the video and other materials submitted are original and have never been shown or posted on the Internet or anywhere else. Failure to comply with the deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical information, video, and other materials submitted for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By entering and/or accepting prize, Entrants and Winners agree to hold and assign Sponsor and its promotional partners, directors, officers, and employees harmless for liability, damages, or claims for injury or loss to any person or property, relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Contest, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse or condition of any of the prizes awarded, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Entrant ineligible. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the immediate and unrestricted right to disqualify any entrant or prize winner, if either commits or has committed any act or has been involved or becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which the Sponsor deems likely to subject the Sponsor, Entrant or Winner to ridicule, scandal or contempt or which reflects unfavorably upon the Sponsor in any way. If such information is discovered by Sponsor after a winner has received notice of his/her prize and before the prize is awarded, Sponsor may rescind the prize in its entirety. If a portion of his/her prize has already been awarded, Sponsor may withdraw the remainder of the prize that has been fulfilled. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to this paragraph. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize.

 

6. Internet: Sponsor is not responsible for lost or late entries nor for electronic-transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone-equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, 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 Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Caution: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law. If there is a dispute as to the identity of the Entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the e-mail address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the e-mail address is assigned.

 

7. Governing law: This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the State of New York without regard to principles of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of New York, without recourse to class-action suits.

 

 8. Severability: If any provision of these Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.

 

 9. Winner’s list: For name of the winners, log on to allyou.com/smartestshopper on or after November 17, 2014. The names and videos of the winner and runners-up will be available there until December 31, 2014.

 

 10. Sponsor: The Sponsors of this Contest are TI Media Solutions, Inc., 135 West 50th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10020 and Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, 1301 East Lookout Dr. Richardson, TX 75082.