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- 07/23/13--13:18: _Hamptons, here we c...
- 07/23/13--13:29: _My Summer Me
- 07/23/13--13:38: _Albany Gets Gadgets...
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- 07/24/13--07:56: _Special Edition of ...
- 07/24/13--08:03: _The Jovella Event
- 07/24/13--08:45: _Update on Spell Check
- 07/24/13--11:12: _What Are Your Get G...
- 07/24/13--11:29: _Shoes and the Silve...
- 07/24/13--11:40: _The Ultimate Sunday...
- 07/24/13--13:47: _Most-Wanted Eyeliners
- 07/24/13--15:16: _Whirlwind Weddings ...
- 07/25/13--06:22: _Hurray for National...
- 07/25/13--06:49: _Vacation Recap + QV...
- 07/25/13--07:14: _My Go-to Styling To...
- 07/25/13--07:58: _My Polish Pick: Cor...
- 07/25/13--08:21: _share your mileston...
- 07/25/13--08:30: _TQIF - Apple Pie A-...
- 07/25/13--09:59: _Be Bright & Beautif...
- 07/25/13--10:36: _Meant For Me Storie...
- 07/23/13--13:18: Hamptons, here we come…
- 07/23/13--13:29: My Summer Me
- 07/23/13--13:38: Albany Gets Gadgets - Cute Camera Bags
- 07/23/13--13:58: What's in a Name & A Very Special Wednesday Set of Two!
- 07/24/13--08:03: The Jovella Event
- 07/24/13--08:45: Update on Spell Check
- 07/24/13--11:29: Shoes and the Silver Screen
- 07/24/13--11:40: The Ultimate Sunday Funday & an All Day Q&A Session!
- 07/24/13--13:47: Most-Wanted Eyeliners
- 07/24/13--15:16: Whirlwind Weddings - Part Two
- 07/25/13--06:22: Hurray for National Girlfriends Day!
- 07/25/13--06:49: Vacation Recap + QVC Packing Essentials
- 07/25/13--07:14: My Go-to Styling Tool - The Perfector from Callista Tools!
- 07/25/13--07:58: My Polish Pick: Corrupted Neons!
- 07/25/13--08:21: share your milestones with philosophy
- 07/25/13--08:30: TQIF - Apple Pie A-La-Mode Smoothie time!
- 2 cup frozen vanilla yogurt, nonfat
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup apple juice, chilled
- 1 cup apple, peeled and diced
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 07/25/13--09:59: Be Bright & Beautiful with Josie Maran 6-piece TSV Collection
- 07/25/13--10:36: Meant For Me Stories Sweepstakes Official Rules
Hamptons, here we come…
I am so excited for this coming Saturday, July 27th. After close to three years of living in NYC, I am finally going to the Hamptons to be part of the annual event, QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE, benefitting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The day long fundraiser once known as “The Rolls Royce of Garage Sales” features one-of–a-kind designs and takes place in the villages of the Hamptons. Presented by Instyle Magazine and QVC, top QVC brands including JAI John Hardy, Philosophy, Aimee Kestenberg, Josie Maran, Amrita Singh, Honora and many more take over the Hamptons for a day of giving.
I don’t know what I am more excited for, the great people watching or all of the amazing exclusive designs at great prices. Either way, I have already put myself on a budget and promise to take lots of pictures throughout the day.
Please take a moment to “like” our JAI Jewelry for QVC Facebook page and follow us on Instagram @ Jaijewerly_ so we can share all of my adventures together.
Do you remember back to the days of infants and toddlers and carrying diaper bags everywhere? I sure do! And although they were a very necessary accessory, they were never cute. Somehow they always screamed, “I hold diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.”
As we move through summer, I’ve noticed the same about camera bags. The luggage-like black canvas bags are super efficient, but they aren’t exactly fashionable. Plus, I might as well have a sign attached to my beach umbrella or sports chair that says, "very expensive photographic equipment inside." It’s like a beacon for someone to walk right off with your device! I’ve been on a mission to remedy both issues and add a little purse-onality to these accessories.
Enter Jo Totes. These seriously stylish messenger and hobo bags are actually camera bags on the inside! How cool is that? Now you can match your personality and style without giving up any of the organization or protection of a traditional bag for your gear.
If you’re an on-the-go gadget girl, we’ve got you covered, too! Check out these camera straps by Capturing Couture today.
How cute are these?
Hello fashionistas... It is the middle of July... I have blinked and summer is half over. First and foremost let me just say it was lovely meeting so many of you at the dinner Friday night of the Lisa Robertson weekend. What a wonderful beautiful talented group of women. It was an honor to get to chat with most of you and talk about life, friendship, husbands, children, shopping, and of course QVC. Our dinner inspired me on what to write in my blog this week. So stay with me, you never know where my thoughts will travel.
What is in a NAME? With the baby watch over in London now, the frenzy is what will be the name of the new king one day. We place so much emphasis on a name. Our name is our tag line... when you hear a name it evokes emotion, good or bad. With our fine group of ladies Friday evening we discussed QVC alot. I asked the question what is it about QVC that you would give up a weekend and travel from 18 different states to be with US. You can guess the number one answer: a get away from the husband and kids... for some FUN. All kidding aside, it is what QVC stands for that brought us together. The name evokes a wonderful positive response. A great shopping experience, a sense of community and friendship. Quality, value, and convience; straight to the point.
I told my new friends Friday night that a very special LCny item was coming up at MIDNIGHT this Wednesday. I asked what does the name LCny mean to you? WOW the response was humbling. Wonderful sophisticated fashion. Classic lines for the everyday modern woman. Whether single, married, mom, working, retired; it fits all lifestyles. The fact that LCny covers all ages beautifully was pointed out by a gorgeous mom of twins... TIMELESS!!! So what is in a name? LCny has been a leader in fashion for over twenty years and is still rocking and we are so proud to have this brand at QVC. On Wednesday the very special item (pictured above) is a beautiful set of two shirts, on short sleev and one 3/4 length sleeve, a basic color and a pop. You can shop with confidence because everything is in a name, especially one you can trust.
At the end of the evening a lovely woman approached me and told me my name to her means friend. She looks forward to Wednesday mornings with MBR and myself. As she stated it is like shopping with her sisters. That is the best compliment I have had in a long time. So to all of my beautiful friends (sisters) join me on Wednesday for a day filled with LCny. The two essential shirts are a great way to check out the LCny NAME and join in the fun. P.S. You need them, as I always say to my sister Karen.
Be sure to tune-in during the day on Wednesday, July 24th to chat LIVE with Carolann Wileczek. She'll be logged on to answer your questions! Leave your comments, shout-outs, and questions in the comments below!
Welcome to a very special edition of Throwback Thursday. Today’s #tbt is a photo of my hubby and me on our wedding day: September 5, 1987…..26 years ago! OMG – look how young we both look! The awesome man behind me is THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY, my Grandfather and the light of my life. When my Father was out working three jobs, this man stepped in, swooped me up and TAUGHT me how to shop!! We had the best times together and as you can see by the photo, he had a hard time giving me up to Hubby that day. Lol!
Our wedding was held at the church I grew up in, Saint Theresa's. Our reception was at the Army War College. I don't really remember eating, but I do remember that I felt as if I was floating on air the whole day. It was kind of funny at times, half of the people were from the South (Hubby's side) and had thick Southern accents and the other half of the people were Italian (my side, duh) and also had thick accents ... Everyone had trouble understanding each other, BUT everyone had a BLAST……love truly is the universal language!!
Here is my handsome dad walking me down the aisle:
And for a really far-back throwback photo, I included my mom and dad’s wedding day photo too. Just looking at it gets me all teary. They looked amazing!
Do you remember every minute of your wedding day or did it fly by in a blur? I would love to hear your true love stories! Tell me everything!!!!!
:-) Xoxo A
This is our third year with the Jovella event on QVC and almost 4 years since we launched the Or Paz brand (over 7 years for Adi Paz!). I will never forget the date we launched Jovella as it was just a few weeks before Ethan – my 3rd son was born. For me it is pretty amazing what we have accomplished in the past 3 years and just like a little baby that learns to eat, walk, talk and grow so fast before our eyes, The Jovella event along with the PAZ brands have grown, developed new looks and improved our designs and materials. I feel that the combination of the organic- hand crafted designs along with exotic gem stones and varied materials use these days, are much more mature and better define ‘Or Paz’. I believe that designing jewelry based on natural motifs along with modern elements yet always staying true to our path is what made Or Paz so popular, a trend setter in many aspects in the jewelry industry.
On the upcoming event next week, we have a lot of new looks that are brand new! For the first time we are going to present the Or Paz look with 14kt gold plating!
A new designer – Smadar Eliasaf is joining our family with an amazing leather bracelet (which I know will not last for long….) and as always, I am bringing new textures and gem stones and many more new looks for your jewelry collection…
I am so excited and truly cannot wait to share all the new designs… meantime; I enjoy the summer time with my family - lots of swimming pool and beach time, remembering that these are moments that forever will be cherished …
See you all in a little while! Shalom!!!
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Wash your face twice daily. At night, I use my Clarisonic to wash off the day’s makeup. Then in the AM, I wash my face (using my hands) with a gentle soap and cool water. It’s a nice “wake up” and its makes sure your skin is ready for your new makeup application! -Carolyn, QVC Home Décor Team
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! There’s nothing more gorgeous than healthy, naturally glowing skin. - Rebecca, QVC Programming Team
Switch to an oil-free moisturizer when the temperature soars to keep skin hydrated. -Ashley, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
For a perfect blowout, always start with clean hair! For curls, be sure to hold your brush vertically while drying and to amp up the volume, blow the crown area in horizontal sections. -Alli Webb, Drybar
No time to do your hair? An over-the-shoulder braid is fast, easy, and totally on trend. -Hillary, QVC Beauty Team
Short on time? Add hot curlers before you leave the house and let them set while you drive to work. Just remember to take them out before you walk into work :) -Melissa, QVC Accessories team
Embrace your freckles! Avoid heavy liquid foundations and opt for a loose powder to even out your skin tone without losing your unique complexion! -Liz, QVC Cook & Dining Team
No time for a manicure? A quick coat of clear polish will clean up your hands in no time. Plus, no one can tell if it chips. -Marissa, QVC Beauty Team
Be a sweet tarte! Mix a little organic sugar with your lip balm to exfoliate lips and keep them soft. -Maureen Kelly, founder of tarte cosmetics
Less is more! For optimal airbrushing results, apply airbrush makeup in sheer light layers and build to your desired level of coverage -Samantha, TEMPTU
We love shoes! There's no getting around it. The other day I was thinking that there is something so special about them. I mean, we have other accessories that we love, but they somehow don't have the ability to transform you! Then I was watching a movie and shoes, once again, were a part of the heroine's story. It got me thinking how many times Hollywood has used shoes to make the movie. So, here's my informal list. Feel free to add your favorites too. Grab some popcorn and let's go to the movies!
The Wizard of Oz: Nobody wears glittery red heels quite like Dorothy Gale! And those magical shoes are the force that brings Dorothy home.
The Red Shoes: An oldie but goodie with British Ballerina Moira Schearer. Sometimes those red shoes can be a little deadly....
Cinderella: The shoes made the princess, right? And Walt Disney's favorite animated scene was when Cinderella morphs from her rags to her ball gown.
Ever After: Love this version with Drew Barrymore! Even though she is a strong woman, the glass slipper still fits!
PS I Love You: A two tissue box movie that combines a love of Ireland with a love of shoes, wait till the ending!
Enchanted: Even though Giselle doesn't need her glass slipper to find her true love, Idina Menzel finds her love - thanks to those famous clear pumps.
What other movies come to mind??
Hi my friends,
This past Sunday, I flew down to South Florida to my parent’s house and had the ultimate Sunday Funday. I called my mom last week and told her I had some BIG shows coming up on July 25th where I would be introducing our first ever JAI TSV along with several new designs. I asked her if we could invite my sister-in-laws and a couple of close family friends to come over and see the new designs, try them on, and offer me their feedback.
That was on a Wednesday, by Friday she called me and said that some of her girlfriends at her nail salon read on our JAI Johnhardy for QVC Facebook page about the party and wanted to know if they could join. Within a matter of days, we had gone from an intimate group of friends, to well over 25 ladies including my elementary school teacher.
An hour into the party, I was able to get all the ladies to gather in the living room and I did a brief presentation on the new designs. Afterwards, everyone gathered around the dining room table where the jewelry was displayed and started trying the pieces on. I loved how once one of the ladies would see the piece on another lady, she would say; ‘Oh, I didn’t see that one, let me try that one on’ or ‘Oh, you totally need to get that, it looks amazing on you’.
About an hour later, everyone was sitting back in the living room wearing all the different pieces and catching up on their kids, grand kids, and deciding which pieces they wanted to buy come Thursday.
When I asked everyone if they had a favorite design, one of my mom’s friends said, ‘Scott, that is like asking us to choose a favorite child… you just can’t do it’. In the end, the same designs my friends 7 year old daughter loved were the same designs that my Mom fell in love with. The versatility of the designs, the quality of the craftsmanship, and the classic silhouettes made each of our designs a favorite. It was great to hear that no matter their lifestyle, each of them felt the designs were something that they could wear every day.
One of the pieces that really stood out was our TSV. They loved the design and its versatility. Each of the ladies said it was a piece they could see themselves wearing all the time. They loved that it came with the leather necklace and a choice of beads. When I showed them how the leather necklace or the beads could be worn as a double wrap bracelet when not worn with the slide pendant, they got even more excited.
We had the best time. What better way to spend the day then surrounded by great friends, amazing food, and gorgeous jewelry. It was great to share with friends and family my passion.
Please enjoy some snap shots from our Sunday Funday. I look forward to seeing each of you for our upcoming JAI shows and introducing all the new designs. Please tune in July 25th: midnight – 2am, 11am-noon, 3pm, and 6-8pm to hear all the new inspirations and see all of our new designs.
Please leave your questions about the TSV and any piece within the JAI John Hardy line. I will be answering your questions throughout the day, all day on Thursday.
You guessed it... I was at another wedding last weekend. My childhood friend, Amanda, got married at Gustavino's. Amanda and I go way back to age five, when we bonded over riding our bicycles through the neighborhood and playing kickball in my backyard (I know, kickball! I’ve dated myself). I bet the next generation of kids, glued to video games, won’t even know what kickball is!
Amanda and I grew up together in Long Island and have stayed in touch through college, grad school (we were a year apart at Harvard Business School) and work. We both started our careers in investment banking. She's still in finance, but I've transitioned to the greener pastures of fashion & beauty :) Speaking of which, I gave myself a full beauty makeover for her wedding. I started by massaging warm olive oil into my scalp on Friday night. I slept with a towel on my pillow and washed out the olive oil the next day. My hair was hydrated and cleaned, but not clean enough. I was going to attempt blowing it out at home given that I learned these tricks from Drybar but I got lazy and went for a pro blowout at Blo.
Once I got waves, I started prepping my face. I used a mild cleanser and decided it was a good day to use my bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing mask. Five minutes later I was feeling radiant. I moisturized and mixed my tarte bb cream andsmashbox foundation for extra coverage for a long night. I opted for a seriously chocolate smoky eye and a coral/nude lip Revlon's "Coral Berry" is one of my faves. And, of course, I couldn’t go without my Spanx.
After putting Ashvin to sleep, we rushed out and we were the last guests to arrive at the ceremony. It was a beautiful, romantic setting with white flowers and warm candlelight.
My favorite part of the ceremony was when they shared why they wanted to marry each other. I have to say, it was very telling as Richard used one word to describe being with Amanda...home! She, being the practical, analytical person she is, talked about the qualities she always wanted in a spouse and how he fit the bill :)
On to an amazing cocktail hour, lots of dancing and a fabulous performance by the groom himself. Just as we were leaving, I made Manoj take a picture with me to remember the special evening.
Lots of love and congratulations to the wonderful couple. May they enjoy a life filled with happiness and love!
On my wedding day, our a photographer captured Manoj and I laughing together right before we cut our cake. I will remember that moment forever.
photo credit: Jay Seth Photography
What is your favorite wedding memory?
Hurray for National Girlfriends Day!
I hope you’ll take some time to gather with your girlfriends in celebration of those precious relationships on August 1, National Girlfriends Day!! I am grateful for the girlfriends who have blessed my life since childhood and for those of you I have come to know and love through our time together at QVC! I believe there are many angels in our lives, people who bless us with their presence and add a new twist, turn, or sparkle to our lives. Without that special friend, we may not have met so many others, or maybe even the man we would eventually marry. Without that special mentor/friend, we may not have had the courage to pursue our dream jobs, travels, or a nerve-wracking first appearance on QVC! And without the love and support of girlfriends our laughter would be less frequent and less boisterous, and our tears lonelier.
In our busy lives, it may not be possible to physically gather with our friends on August 1st, but we can certainly pick up the phone, skype, or get a love-fest going via text! National Girlfriends Day is definitely one of the most important holidays on my calendar!
I thank you for your special friendship, and wish you a beautiful, vibrant, joyful day!
I'm just back from vacation, a much-needed trip to the Florida beaches with my mini-me. We swam, we sand-castled, we stayed up late watching movies, ate way more than we should have and loved every second of it! I feel even closer to my daughter after trips like this, and for that I'm so grateful.
What's funny is that these trips also make me realize how much QVC has become part of my life both at home and on my travels! I threw in a few pics to illustrate:
-Supergoop SPF kept Gabby and I burn-free even on the most sizzling days,
-Gabby toted her new favorite Vera Bradley on our shopping excursions,
-my Aimee Kestenberg crossbody bag was my constant companion on the beach and beyond (notice also the Tatcha blotting papers I stashed to keep a fresh face in high temps!),
-of course while I made pancakes in our tiny kitchen I had QVC on in the background...can never be too far from our pretty sparklies!
And that last pic? That one to me really illustrates how these mother-daughter trips make us both feel. Carefree, happy, and loved by eachother.
Are you planning any more family trips this summer? Taking the Q with you? Let me know here and at www.facebook.com/jennifercoffeyqvc !!
A message yesterday from my Auntie Mame…
That’s how its been since my family heard that the Perfecter was going to be back in stock. My aunts all used it last time they were at my house and fell in love! Usually I give them things they like when they come to visit but I really couldn’t give them that little grey curl maker, I use it every day!
My friend Maria from Calista Tools gave me mine late last year before it came on the air at QVC and then promptly sold out. Everyone in the building was a buzz about it since it was so unlike any other curling iron/straightner/waver etc... I kept getting questions and ended up bringing mine to work with me so that the stylists in our QVC salon could use it too.
One day before the new year we found out there were a couple left in the QVC store and within hours they were gone, sold to QVC employees who fought their way to front of the building on coffee breaks. Now finally it is back in stock at and even better, a Today’s Special Value.
I do truly use this every day when I am not at work and the stylists I love the most at QVC, use it everyday on me when I am working as well. It is just so darn easy and quick. I thought I would give you a few pointers on what works for me. Please understand I have shorter but very thick naturally wavy to straight hair. So, what works for me might not be perfect for you, I really think you need to watch Maria on Friday and watch the video on line for more tips, but here are mine.
1) Clean hair or brushed out dry day two hair work best
2) Don’t twist too deep. – it does work on long hair but on the longer portions of my short hair (the front pieces) I find not twisting too deep down works best.
3) Don’t twist too tight. Be loose with it, or you can get it stuck a bit.
4) Keep twisting! Even when most of the hair is through keep twisting, and it keeps making the curl even in the part of the hair that isn’t in the brush.
5) For cowlicks hold for 8-10 seconds. I have so many of these with my short razor cut hair and this has been amazing!!!!
I really hope you love this as much as my aunts and me do. I’d love for you to add your tips below.
Every week on my Facebook page, I post a picture of my Weekend Polish Pick. This week, when my 10 year-old daughter saw my pick, she screamed "Those are so cool!" and asked if she could help me.
I'm trying Ciate's Corrupted Neons. Not only are neon nails hot for fall, this pick combines both matte polish and shiny glitter, creating a totally new look. The sets come in hot pink, electric blue and orange. Ava picked the blue. I picked the pink.
First, you brush on two coats of the bright polish, which quickly turns matte.
Next, you sprinkle on a coat of glitter and then brush away the excess.
Finally, you apply the top coat that comes with the kit. Ava did her own nails, complete with the word "Love" written in pen on her finger. :)
Our manicures are not salon perfect. We were just enjoying a girls night. However, we both thought the kit was super easy, dried fast, and left our nails with a really unique, sugared finish.
These are not the sets to use if you need a subtle and classic look, but they are definitely fun! Every Friday, I post my Weekend Polish Pick on my Facebook page. Please feel free to "like" my page and join the discussion and/or post pics of your own manicures. Have a great week!!
as i look back, there are two defining moments that stand out. certainly, the most important milestone for me was becoming a mother...twice. creating life, nurturing, and helping another human being fulfill their destiny is the most significant work that i'll do on this earth. i've celebrated my children's milestones as my own. through being a mother, i've learned the true meaning of unconditional love, the most defining lesson of my life.
my second milestone was making the decision to move cross-country and leave everything familiar to us in our native california behind for a new life in the new york metropolitan area. that decision forced us to go outside of our comfort zones personally and professionally, both as individuals and as a family. the move opened us up to new experiences and new people. as a result, we're more open to change, different points of view, and cultural traditions than we would be if we had played it safe and not made the move. when you do something that scares you and overcome your fear, you become more adventurous. that one lesson has made a monumental difference in how i live my life today.
mari lyn meier
MY FAVORITE SMOOTHIE!!
I will admit it....I DO have a sweet tooth, especially when it comes to my favorite dessert...homemade apple pie, with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on the side! Of course, that is one calorie-filled dessert! So, since I got my Vitamix, I have discovered a delicious and less fattening alternative, when I get a craving for apple pie a al mode. It's called the Apple Pie A-La-Mode Smoothie! It's yummy and made with fresh apple, unsweetened apple sauce, non fat frozen vanilla yogurt, apple juice and a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg. I love it year round....just a great in the Fall and Winter as it is in Summertime! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
PS: Did I mention that I LOVE MY VITAMIX!!!!!???!!!! :)
Apple Pie A-La-Mode Smoothie
Combine frozen yogurt, applesauce, and apple juice in a blender.
Happy summer, Argan lovelies!
Summer is all about having fun, preferably in ways that are good for you. Right? Well, I can’t reveal the secret mix of beautifiers in my forthcoming summer set—you’ll find out soon enough! But I can tell you that everything in this kit offers both: beauty that’s fun to apply with your fingers, and fun to use in a variety of ways, they’re all multi-taskers, and good for you, since they’re all infused with Argan oil.
Stay tuned for the big reveal, and here’s to a happy, healthy season of fun.
With mysterious love,
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DRAWING: Each eligible submission will be entered once in a random prize drawing to be held on or about July 30, 2013. QVC, Inc. retains the right to delay the prize drawing. Winner will be chosen at random from the pool of eligible entries received. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received. Winning entry is subject to validation.
PRIZE: Three (3) Winners will be randomly selected to each receive (1) Calista Tools Perfecter Heated Round Brush and Complete Spray (A234126), Approximate Retail Value: $88.00. Total Approximate Retail Value of all Three (3) Prizes Combined: $264.00 Prizing is limited to one prize per person per household. Prize is limited to what is listed in these official rules. Prize winner (“Winner”) is not entitled to any surplus between actual value of prize and stated retail value. In the event Sponsor is unable to award prize as stated, Winner will receive a substitute prize of equal or greater value, at Sponsor’s discretion. Any costs or fees not specifically listed herein are the responsibility of the Winner.
If a potential Winner is unable or unwilling to accept the prize for any reason, he/she will be disqualified and the entire prize forfeited; and, in such event, an alternate Winner shall be selected from among all remaining eligible Submissions received. Prizes cannot be substituted or transferred by Winner. If a Prize must be forfeited, Winner will not be given the cash value of the prize or any component of the prize. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses not expressly included. All taxes are the responsibility of the Winner. Winner may be required to sign an IRS Form 1099, Form W-9, or the equivalent for all prizes valued at $600 or greater, or for any prize as to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, believes it is warranted. PRIZES PROVIDED BY QVC.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Within the comments section of the blog or on a postcard, tell us “What do you do in your “me time”. The Winner will be selected randomly from all eligible Submissions.
ONCE TRANSMITTED ALL SUBMISSIONS BECOME PART OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND MAY NOT BE REMOVED BY THE Participant, EVEN IF Participant CEASES OR WITHDRAWS FROM SWEEPSTAKES CONSIDERATION. Any Submission may be posted on Sponsor’s website and/or any other website specified by Sponsor and may be available to be viewed by anyone with access to the Internet. All Submissions may remain on any website specified by Sponsor in perpetuity or for as long as Sponsor deems appropriate to archive.
REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. By entering the Sweepstakes and making any Submission, a Participant hereby represents and warrants to Sponsor and its affiliated entities that (a) the Participant has obtained all permissions necessary to post publicly the Submission and any portion thereof; (b) the Submission is an original work of authorship, created by Participant, has not been previously published or won any award, and there are no conflicting rights in the Submission, including but not limited to copyright, rights of publicity or privacy, or other intellectual property rights; (c) the Submission will not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any third party, including by way of example and not by limitation, any copyright, trademark or patent rights or rights of publicity or privacy belonging to any third party; (d) the Participant is a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, and is at the time of Submission, at least 18 years of age; (e) the Participant has the right to agree to, and fully perform the Participant’s obligations under these Sweepstakes Rules; and (f) the Participant has the consent of any third parties as required to grant the rights and licenses granted by Participant hereunder, including without limitation all licenses, rights, assignments of rights, waivers of non-transferable rights, consents and permissions to any portion of the Submission or performance contained in such Submission, and to all underlying elements or other works incorporated into the Submission (including without limitation any dialog/monologue, music, lyrics, voices, statements, photos and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in the Submission).
Participant hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, and its respective parents, successors, assigns and licensees, harmless from and against any losses or expenses incurred by Sponsor relating to any right or license granted, or any breach of any representation, warranty or covenant made, by Participant under these Sweepstakes Rules.
PUBLICITY RELEASE. Subject to applicable law, Participant irrevocably grants Sponsor the right to use the Submission and the Participant’s name, voice, likeness and/or biographical material, and has obtained identical rights of any third parties depicted in the Submission for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media (now and hereafter known), worldwide in perpetuity, without any obligation or consideration of Sponsor, or its affiliated entities.
Participant must have express written consent of any individual featured in the Submission. Please do not submit duplicate Submissions. Any Submissions that violate the Sweepstakes Rules will be removed. Any Submission using the likeness of others or uses or displays copyrighted material without permission will be removed.
Submissions may not portray the Sponsor in a negative light. Submissions may not contain offensive, defamatory, inappropriate, or obscene material, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event the Submission contains photographic images or likenesses of individuals, those individuals must have provided the Participant with adequate written permission to use the image, and must not be under contract or have any guild or association affiliations that would limit the right of Sponsors to use the Submission for any purpose for which a license or right is granted to Sponsors under these Sweepstakes Rules.
Sponsor is not responsible for legal protection or clearance of Submissions in any form. Sponsor reserves the right to request evidence of permission or original work and further reserves the right to disqualify any Submission it deems infringing or inappropriate in any form, according to these Sweepstakes Rules. Except where expressly prohibited by law, once transmitted all submissions become part of the Sweepstakes and may not be removed by the Participant, even if Participant ceases membership or withdraws from Sweepstakes consideration.
Sponsor grants a limited license to use its proprietary text, logos, and trademarks provided and necessary to create a Submission. Except as set forth in the preceding sentence, no rights in the Sponsor Content are granted to Contestant for any other purpose. “Sponsor Content” means Sponsor’s name, proprietary text, logos, trademarks, trade names, service names and any other intellectual property of Sponsor.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential Winner will be notified on or about July 30, 2013. The potential Winner will be required to respond (as directed) to the phone and/or e-mail notification within the time period specified in the notification (“Notification”). The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prizes; and, in such case, Sponsor may choose an alternate Winner from the remaining eligible submissions. The potential Winner also will be sent an affidavit of eligibility / liability / publicity release ("Release"); and together with the Notification and any other release or document required to be executed by Sponsor, the (“Prize Acceptance Documents”). Unless restricted by law, the potential Winner will be required to complete and return the Release within the time period specified therein. As a condition of receiving a prize, potential Winner shall, in the form specified by Sponsor, provide a perpetual non-exclusive license to Sponsor to use the Submission in any and all media throughout the world, in perpetuity, for any purpose whatsoever, without any additional compensation, the term of which shall be the entire life of the copyright. Should potential Winner be unwilling or otherwise unable to enter into the license, or provide such permissions and/or releases or otherwise cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, an alternate Winner will be selected by Sponsor from the remaining eligible Submissions until one who is able to meet all requirements can be selected. Potential winner must provide Sponsor with all signatures on the Release and return all documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Sweepstakes Rules in order to be eligible to receive any prize.
USE OF SUBMISSIONS: LICENSE. Participant, by entering the Sweepstakes or making any Submission to or for the benefit of Sponsor, hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, fully paid license and right to use, distribute, make derivative works from and otherwise exploit the Submission, in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world in perpetuity, including without limitation the right to use the Submission in whole or in part in merchandising, advertising, marketing or promotion or for any other commercial or non-commercial purpose related to the Sweepstakes or not related to the Sweepstakes. Participant hereby forever waives and relinquishes all so-called "moral rights (droit moral)" now or hereafter recognized. Participant agrees that Sponsor shall have sole discretion in determining the extent and manner of use of Submission and is not obligated to use any Submission.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Sponsor shall not be liable to Participants for, and each Participant releases Sponsor from, any failure to supply any prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts 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), regulations(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, 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, or any other similar or dissimilar cause beyond any of the Sponsor’s control. Sponsor is not responsible for, and each Participant hereby releases Sponsor from any claim with respect to, any: (a) lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable, incomplete or indecipherable Submissions due to system errors or failures, or faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions and/or Submissions; (b) technical failures of any kinds; (c) failures of any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (d) unauthorized human and/or mechanical intervention in any part of the submission process or the Sweepstakes; (e) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Submissions; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from any Participant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Participant it finds to be violating these Sweepstakes Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to require any Winner to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use of any Submission will not bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes for any reason. Sponsor has the right, but not the obligation, to use any Submission. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may prohibit a Participant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Participant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, plagiarizing, engaging in any deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, undermine or harass any other players or Sponsor representatives. The internal laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will govern the Sweepstakes, these Sweepstakes Rules, and any disputes regarding these Sweepstakes Rules and/or this Sweepstakes. Any attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation or fair play of the Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil laws and will result in disqualification of the Participant from participation in the Sweepstakes. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorney fees) to the fullest extent of the law, including criminal prosecution.
GOVERNING LAW / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, Participant AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY Participant BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND Participant HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ANY AND ALL RIGHTS TO (I) HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED RIGHTS AND (II) SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00); AND (4) Participant’S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND Participant IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Sweepstakes Rules or the Prize Acceptance Documents will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Sweepstakes Rules or the Prize Acceptance Documents is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Sweepstakes Rules or any Prize Acceptance Documents will not constitute a waiver of that provision. Participants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Sweepstakes Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT: Sponsor’s policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
WINNER’S LIST: For a complete list of Winners email,email@example.com.