The Container Store's 2014 Ratings & Reviews Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

Sponsor: The Container Store, Inc., 500 Freeport Pkwy. Coppell, TX 75019.

Who may enter?
The Container Store's 2014 Ratings and Reviews Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. The following persons are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes: (a) employees of Sponsor, its affiliates or subsidiaries, (b) employees of any organizations directly involved with this promotion, (c) immediate family members or persons living in the same household as the persons identified in (a) or (b) above. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this promotion.

Sweepstakes Period:
The Sweepstakes begins February 12, 2014 and ends May 4, 2014 (the "Sweepstakes Period").

How to enter:
A purchase will not improve chances of winning. Individuals may only enter using one of the sweepstakes entry methods stated below. Incomplete entries and/or entries containing inaccurate information will be void at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, illegible, or misdirected entries due to any reason. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, at its sole discretion, all with irregularities or deemed to be obscene, pornographic, libelous, hate speech or otherwise objectionable, in whole or in part. Entries must be received by 11:59PM CST on the last day of the Sweepstakes Period. All entries and requests become Sponsor's property and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Method #1: Individuals who have registered for The Container Store's website and who complete a product rating and review ("Review") during the Sweepstakes Period will be automatically entered into the giveaway. Individuals who have registered for The Container Store's website and who complete a Review and post a picture of how they are using the product ("Photo Review") during the Sweepstakes Period will be automatically entered into the giveaway. Simply go to any product listed on containerstore.com and click on the "Write a Review" link under the product's description. You will be directed to a webpage that allows you to register and then complete your review. All fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed prior to submission. When registering for The Container Store's website, registrants must provide his/her first name, last name and email address. Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, illegible, misdirected entries or product reviews that failed to be submitted due to any reason. While registrants are welcome to complete multiple product reviews, entry into the Giveaway is limited to ten (10) per individual during the Sweepstakes Period. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, at its sole discretion, any or all entries with irregularities or that are tied back to an individual if he/she entered with multiple entries or under multiple identities/email addresses. Entries submitted using any kind of bot or automated technology will be deleted.

Method #2: Individuals must mail a 3 x 5-inch card hand-printed with the following information: the entrant's first and last name, mailing address, phone number (area code included), and email address (if available). The card must arrive inside one standard business envelope hand-printed to the following address: The Container Store 2014 Ratings & Reviews Sweepstakes, 500 Freeport Pkwy. Coppell, TX 75019-3863. Upon receipt, both the 3 x 5-inch card and the standard business envelope used to mail the card are a combined "Sweepstakes Entry." Photocopied, facsimile, illegible or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries and requests become Sponsor's property and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage due mail/entries. The information submitted via Method #2 will only be used for administration of the Sweepstakes.

Random drawing and odds of winning:
A total of two (2) winners will be selected in two random drawings. One (1) winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries who have completed a Review or entered via Method #2. One (1) winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries who have completed a Photo Review or entered via Method #2. The drawings will be held within seven (7) days after the end of the Sweepstakes Period. Winners will be notified within seven (7) days after the drawing via the contact information provided on the Sweepstakes Entry. All decisions in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes made by the Sponsor are final. Odds of winning depend solely on the total number of valid entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

Prizes:
Two (2) winners will each receive one (1) merchandise Store More Card ("Card") redeemable for any merchandise at The Container Store valued at seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750) (the "Merchandise Card"). Combined, the estimated retail price of the prize is one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500). The Card is redeemable for future purchases in any of The Container Store retail locations or online at containerstore.com for merchandise only. The Card is subject to terms listed on its back and the Card is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranties concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prizes awarded.

Claiming prize:
All properly claimed prizes will be awarded. The winner is responsible for all applicable taxes and acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winners' name, hometown and likeness by Sponsor and/or other prize providers for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in any media without additional compensation or authorization. The winner must complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, all applicable forms required by taxing authorities and, where permitted, a Publicity Release. The winner must return these documents within ten (10) days of Sponsor sending. Tennessee residents need not sign the Publicity Release. Failure by a winner to timely complete, sign and return the documents or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable will cause prize to be forfeited. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure the Sponsor has the correct email address, telephone number, and postal address. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Privacy:
Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy. Please review the Sponsor's Privacy Policy at http://containerstore.com. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to Sponsor's collection and usage of your personal information and acknowledge that you have read and accepted Sponsor's Privacy Policy.

Limitation of liability:
By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, respective subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this promotion or acceptance or use of any prize won.

Miscellaneous conditions:
SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN, CONCERNING THIS PROMOTION. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY APPLICABLE LAW ARE LIMITED IN ALL RESPECTS TO THE DURATION OF THE PROMOTION. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN THE CREATION OR OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. The above disclaimers do not apply in states where prohibited.

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 malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of 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 participation in this promotion or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. If for any reason this promotion is not capable of running as planned due to infection by 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 promotion, 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 promotion. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.

This promotion is offered only in the continental United States.

The Prize will be sent to the verified winner by mail. For the name of the winner(s), mail your name and complete address on a 3 x 5-inch card in a standard business envelope to The Container Store, Attn: Legal Department, RE: 2014 Ratings & Reviews Sweepstakes, 500 Freeport Pkwy. Suite 100, Coppell, TX 75019 by the end of the Sweepstakes Period.

AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES, WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL, AND WAIVER OF RIGHT TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTIONS

Dispute Resolution and Governing Law

These Official Rules will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without regard to any conflict of laws principles.
You agree that The Container Store and you will resolve any disputes through binding and final arbitration instead of through court proceedings. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY DISPUTE YOU HAVE WITH THE CONTAINER STORE. NEITHER YOU NOR THE CONTAINER STORE MAY BRING A CLAIM AGAINST THE OTHER AS A CLASS ACTION, REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION. NEITHER YOU NOR THE CONTAINER STORE MAY ACT AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, NOR PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF A CLASS OF CLAIMANTS, WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM BETWEEN US. These Official Rules evidence a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the arbitration will be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 et seq.

In the event of any dispute concerning the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules, the parties unconditionally and irrevocably agree that the dispute will be resolved by arbitration (and accordingly they hereby consent to personal jurisdiction over them) exclusively in Dallas, Texas, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration will be heard and determined by a single arbitrator. The arbitrator's decision in any such arbitration will be final and binding upon the parties and may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. The prevailing party will be entitled to recover its attorneys' fees and arbitration costs from the other party. The parties agree that the arbitration will be kept confidential and that the existence of the proceeding and any element of it (including, without limitation, any pleadings, briefs or other documents submitted or exchanged and any testimony or other oral submissions and awards) will not be disclosed beyond the arbitration proceeding, except as may lawfully be required.