Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer officially begins. And we’re like birds let out of cages—this year more than ever—as we emerge from the bleak days of lockdowns and quarantines, social distancing and self-imposed exile. We’re not advocating anything crazy here, but maybe it’s time to get on the road again? Last … Continue reading On the road again→
Gratulerer med dagen! This is how Norwegians greet each other on May 17. On this day people in Norway commemorate the signing of their constitution and simultaneously their independence from the Kingdom of Sweden on that date in 1814. It is Constitution Day in Norway, a helligdager (public holiday) as the Norwegians say. A day … Continue reading Stressless® Celebrates Constitution Day→
After a year of self-imposed isolation, working from home, ordering in and sheltering in place, we’re understandably stir crazy and maybe even a little anxious. We’re feeling trapped rather than relaxed, as our sanctuaries have become confining. It was wonderful to come home after a long day at the office or just from being out … Continue reading Living well means feeling at home in your home→
[dropcap]Norwegians always say thank you. In Norway, you thank the cook; you thank the people around the table, and perhaps you even thank providence for providing you with life-sustaining food. “Takk for maten” means “Thank you for the food.” During this season of giving and gathering, of eating and sharing, it’s nice to say thank … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to give thanks→
Hurricanes. Wildfires. Social unrest. All set against the backdrop of a global pandemic. No wonder some people find themselves “catastrophizing,” which is imagining the worst possible outcome and obsessing about it. It’s a national pastime these days, at least in America. In fact, according to a pre-pandemic Gallup poll, Americans were already among the most … Continue reading Be well within by finding your zen→
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NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. YOUR ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE ASSESSMENTS OF YOUR ENTRY AND OF OTHER ENTRIES ACCORDING TO THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN SECTION 6. CONTEST BEGINS 05:00:01 PM EASTERN TIME (“ET”) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AND ENDS 11:59 PM ET TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015 (“CONTEST PERIOD”). OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS FO THE CONTIGUOUS 48 UNITED STATES AND D.C., 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID IN ALASKA, HAWAII, AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
1. SPONSOR. The sponsor of this EKORNES, 615 Pierce St., Somerset, NJ 08873, 1-732-302-0097(“Sponsor”).
2. ELIGIBILITY. This Contest is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years old or older as of the date of entry, with Internet access and a valid email address. None of the following are eligible for the Contest: employees; immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, or spouse) of employees; or those living in the same household (whether related or not) of employees of Sponsor or Sponsor’s parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, distributors, advertising agencies, or promotion agencies (collectively, the “Contest Parties”’).
4. HOW TO ENTER. During the Contest Period, you can enter the Contest by visiting the Ekornes blog at blog.ekornes.com and following the instructions to enter, including providing first name, last name, phone number, zip code and e-mail address. Entries must be submitted via blog.ekornes.com. All entries must be received during the Contest Period and in accordance with these Official Rules. You may submit only one (1) Entry in the Contest. Incomplete or duplicate Entries are not permitted and are void. Using any device to automate the entry process is prohibited, and any such entries are void.
5. JUDGING OF ENTRIES. For all eligible entries, an internal panel of Sponsor (the “Sponsor Panel”) will randomly select a winner from the entries. On or about Thursday, November 19, 2015, the Sponsor Panel will select one (1) Grand Prize winner.
6. PRIZES. Grand Prize. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) Hotel stay, airfare and excursion, valued at up to $5,000, based on availability. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) is $4,999.00. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash or substituted for other items except in Sponsor’s sole discretion in the event the prize (or any element of it) becomes unavailable for any reason. Prizes may not be transferred. Any costs or expenses related to the acceptance or use of any prize which are not specified in the above prize descriptions in this Section 6, as well as any applicable taxes, are the sole responsibility of the winner.
7. NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIAL WINNERS. After the Sponsor Panel selects the potential prizewinner, Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential prizewinner by email using the email addresses that they provided with their entry. Sponsor may also send potential prizewinner additional documents to review and sign. Unless a potential prize winner responds within three (3) days to the notification email and signs and returns any applicable documents, that potential prize winner forfeits the prize and Sponsor will choose another potential winner from among other eligible entrants, at and in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. In the event of any dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the “authorized subscriber” of the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized subscriber” is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.
8. USE OF ENTRANT’S INFORMATION. Entrants agree that Sponsor may use their personal information for the purposes of administering and publicizing the Contest and for other promotional purposes that benefit Sponsor, including online and offline direct marketing.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS. Non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. An entrant or other person is not a winner until he/she has fully complied with these Official Rules. Each entry is subject to verification by Sponsor. Entrants and other participants hereby waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee shall be responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, illegible, or incomplete entries (or any components thereof). Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee shall be responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Sponsor, Releasees, an entrant, or any other person or by any computer, technical, or human error or malfunction that may occur in the processing or judging of entries, the administration of the Contest, or the notification of potential winners. Neither Sponsor nor any other Releasee shall be responsible for any tampering or for any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, and neither Sponsor nor any Releasee shall have responsibility for any error, omission, defect, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the materials related to the Contest, or for any damage to an entrant’s or another’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process, the voting process, or the operation of the Contest; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent or apparent intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, embarrass, harm, or harass, in any way, any other person. If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to, business or market circumstances, force majeure, public health concerns, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Entrants or others, fraud, or any other causes which Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest. If any malfunction, error, disruption, damage, or other circumstance or event impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper play of the Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, suspend or terminate the Contest or any portion thereof by posting a notice at anytime. If the Contest or any portion of the Contest is terminated before the end of the Contest Period, Sponsor may select winners from all eligible entries received as of the termination date. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR OR ANY RELEASEE BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM OR ARISING FROM PARTICIPATION IN, OR THE PRODUCTION, PROMOTION, OR ADMINISTRATION OF, THE CONTEST, OR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, OR NONUSE OF A PRIZE THAT MAY BE AWARDED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY VIOLATE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD ANY SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
11. ARBITRATION AND CHOICE OF LAW. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action lawsuit, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering this Contest), and entrant (or, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of contestants and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Tennessee, USA.
12. WINNERS LIST. A winner will be posted on the “Ekornes Stressless” Facebook page and blog.ekornes.com on or about Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Only the first name and first initial of the last name of winner will be provided.