The “Matrix Mania” Sweepstakes
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

TO QUALIFY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE, FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

ELIGIBILITY: The Matrix Mania Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to those who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (except for residents of the province of Quebec) or Puerto Rico and who are the age of majority in their state or province of residence at the time of entry. Void in the province of Quebec and where prohibited by law. The Sweepstakes and any website page and advertisements relating thereto, are intended for viewing only within the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (except for residents of the province of Quebec) and Puerto Rico. Employees and agents of L'Oreal, USA, Inc. d/b/a Matrix (the “Sponsor”), Regis Salons, their affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotions agencies (collectively "Promotion Parties") and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and their spouses) are not eligible to enter or win.  

HOW TO ENTER: A UNIQUE CODE WILL BE NEEDED TO ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES. A unique code will be included in or on specially marked pre-packages of Matrix products.  Or, you will receive a unique code (while supplies last) with a minimum purchase of $30 of selected Matrix products and/or services at participating Regis Corporation Corporate Salons. Or, if you wish to receive a unique code for free, you can request one while supplies last, by sending your name, address, email address and birth date on a hand-written postcard (only) to: Matrix Mania Code Request, 244 Madison Ave #2014, New York, NY 10016. A unique free code will be sent via email to the email address written on the postcard. Request for a free unique code must be received by the Bimonthly Entry Period you wish to play (refer to the below chart for entry deadlines). Only one code will be given for each individual postcard submitted.

To enter, visit www.MatrixMania2014.com (“website”) and follow all onscreen instructions, including providing your unique code when prompted to do so. You should receive a confirmation your entry was entered for a chance to win as follows: $5,000 cash to be awarded in a random drawing at the conclusion of each Bimonthly Entry Period.  Plus, fifty (50) winners per Bimonthly Entry Period will be selected (via a preselected time and date stamp) to instantly win a Matrix Gift Bag.  Instant winners (subject to verification of eligibility) will be notified via email. In the event that any instant win prizes are not claimed during the appropriate Bimonthly Entry Period, the unclaimed instant win prizes will be awarded in a Second Chance Drawing to be held as outlined below. (See below for details on Second Chance Drawing.)  Limit: One entry per person/email address per unique code and a limit of ten (10) entries per person/email address per Bimonthly Entry Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.

Additional Entry: To receive one (1) additional entry: (a) post the Sweepstakes on your Facebook wall [Sweepstakes sharing feature is available after you submit a Sweepstakes entry]; (b) when your friend clicks on your shared message and follows all onscreen instructions including clicking on the Salon Locator feature (on the Find a Salon tab), you will receive an additional entry automatically into the Bimonthly drawing for which your entry qualifies. Limit: one (1) additional entry per person/email address for the duration of the Sweepstakes Entry Period.

Sweepstakes begins on 1/1/14 at 12:00 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on 12/31/14 at 11:59 P.M. ET (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).  Sweepstakes Entry Period consists of six (6) Bimonthly Entry Periods. To qualify for a bimonthly drawing and a chance to receive an instant win prize, your entry must be received by the deadline date for a given Bimonthly Entry Period. Entries received for one Bimonthly Entry Period drawing will not be entered into subsequent Bimonthly drawings. Refer to the charts below for Bimonthly Entry Period deadline dates.  Sponsor’s agent’s servers will be the official timekeeper for all Sweepstakes purposes.

Bimonthly Entry Period Begins at 12:00 A.M. ET on: Entry deadline for a Bimonthly drawing & Instant Win Play is 11:59 P.M. ET on:*
1 1/1/14 2/28/14
2 3/1/14 4/30/14
3 5/1/14 6/30/14
4 7/1/14 8/31/14
5 9/1/14 10/31/14
6 11/1/14 12/31/14

* Unique code requests by mail must be received five (5) days prior to the Bimonthly Entry Period deadline stated above to participate in the drawing for that Bimonthly Entry Period. All mail-in requests received during the five (5) days prior to a Bimonthly Entry Period deadline during the first five (5) Bimonthly Entry Periods will receive a unique code from Sponsor during the next Bimonthly Entry Period. If a mail-in request is received during the five (5) days prior to the end of the sixth (6th) and final Bimonthly Entry Period, no code will be sent and the entrant must request a code by email prior to the end of the Sweepstakes Entry Period to participate in the sixth Bimonthly Entry Period. During the last five (5) days for any Bimonthly Entry Period, in lieu of mailing in for a free unique code, non-purchasers can visit www.matrixmania2014.com/freecode to obtain a code. Limit: ten (10) free code requests per Bimonthly Entry Period.

No mechanically reproduced or photocopied entries will be accepted. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, misdirected, postage-due or illegible mail, damaged, or garbled entries or mail-in requests. Entries received via robotic device/artifice or scripts will be deemed invalid. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, such entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. All materials submitted become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

BIMONTHLY RANDOM DRAWING FOR GRAND PRIZES, APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”) & ODDS: Six (6) Grand Prizes (one (1) prize awarded per Bimonthly Entry Period): $5,000 cash. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received for a given Bimonthly Entry Period drawing, estimated at 1:20,000. Maximum ARV of all grand prizes: $30,000.00. Limit: One (1) Grand Prize winner per household.

Each Bimonthly prize drawing will be conducted within ten (10) days from each Bimonthly Entry Period deadline to determine the Grand Prize winner.  All random drawings will be conducted at the offices of Ventura Associates Intl LLC (“Judges”). Potential Grand Prize winners will be notified by mail and/or email and each potential Grand Prize winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity Release (“Affidavit/Declaration/Release”) within ten (10) days of date specified on notification, or an alternate winner may be selected. 

BIMONTHLY INSTANT WIN PRIZES, CORRESPONDING APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES ("ARV") & ODDS: Fifty (50) winners per Bimonthly Entry Period will each receive: a Matrix Gift Bag (ARV: $60.00 each). Odds of winning instantly are dependent on the number of entries received each Bimonthly Entry Period, but are estimated at approximately 1:400. Total number of Matrix Gift Bags available to be claimed:  300. Total ARV of all monthly prizes: $18,000.00.

If you receive a message that you are a potential winner of an instant win prize, your confirmation as an instant winner is subject to Sponsor verification and meeting eligibility requirements. A “screenshot” is not proof or evidence of winning an instant win prize.  After an instant win prize winner is verified, a prize notification will be emailed to confirm winning status. All instant win prizes will be shipped to winners at the street address provided at time of entry. If you receive a non-winning message, you are not a winner of an instant win prize, but your entry information will be automatically entered in the Bimonthly drawing for the applicable Bimonthly Entry Period.

SECOND CHANCE DRAWING TO AWARD UNCLAIMED PRIZES: If any instant win prize is not claimed by 1/7/15 or if an instant win prize is forfeited for any reason whatsoever, it will be awarded in a Second Chance Drawing to be conducted on or about approximately 4:00 P.M. (ET) on 1/15/15.  Odds of winning in the Second Chance Drawing are determined by the total number of all Bimonthly eligible entries received and total number of unclaimed prizes available to be awarded. Limit: One Second Chance Drawing prize per person/household.

WINNER DETERMINATION/SELECTION & WINNER NOTIFICATION: Instant win prize claims are subject to verification by, and the Bimonthly and Second Chance Drawing will be conducted by Ventura Associates Intl LLC; an independent judging organization whose decisions are final.

In order to claim prize, any Canadian winner will also be required to correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill testing question administered at a mutually agreeable time by telephone. Grand Prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days after receipt and verification of completed Affidavit/Declaration/Release.

Instant win prizes will be awarded within sixty (60) days of Sponsor’s sending of the formal prize notification.  A prize may be forfeited if a winner is not reachable at the email address, physical address and/or phone number provided on his/her entry. If a potential instant and/or Grand Prize winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/Declaration/Release or prize notification is returned as undeliverable or if a selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and it may be awarded to an alternate winner. New potential Grand Prize winners may be selected from all eligible entries received from the entry pool in which the disqualified entry originated. New potential instant win prize winners may be selected via the Second Chance Drawing process outlined above. 

Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable. Each winner will be responsible for all federal, state, provincial, local and sales and income taxes associated with winning his/her prize. Grand Prize winners (from the United States) will be required to furnish his/her Social Security number for the sole purpose of preparation of any tax forms as required by law. No substitution is permitted except if a prize is unavailable, in which case a prize or prize component of equal or greater value may be awarded at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any other incidental expenses required to enter or claim a prize not specified herein are the winners’ sole responsibility. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, prize won, city, state, likenesses, photographs, video, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. All prize values stated in these Official Rules are in U.S. dollars.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: All entries and/or materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.  Unique codes that contain printing errors, are tampered with, illegible, photocopied, mechanically reproduced, distributed where prohibited by law, purchased or otherwise obtained from the original recipient, or not obtained through regular channels will be deemed null and void.  Liability for any irregular unique code will be limited to replacement with another. If through occurrence of printing, production, notification, computer, electronic or any errors whatsoever, more winning notifications are printed and distributed for any prize level than those prize quantities offered in the Official Rules, no more than the actual number of prizes for the applicable prize level per these Official Rules will be awarded. Should such a situation occur, winners will be determined in a random drawing from among all submitted eligible and verified winning prize claims at that level. 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges and the Sponsor, and release, defend and hold harmless Promotion Parties, Facebook and any other individual or company involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstakes as well as the employees, officers, directors, agents and shareholders of each (“Released Parties”), from all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, demands or losses of any kind to persons (including death) and property which may be sustained in connection with either directly or indirectly, 1) the awarding, receipt, ownership, use or misuse of any prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize related activities, including but not limited to traveling to or from any prize related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or codes, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prizes. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, inaccurate, delayed, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or undelivered entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or codes, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer, handheld devices or other electronic hardware or software related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, or if Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, forego any prize awards or select potential winners for any or all prizes from eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to termination.

GOVERNING LAW:  Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.  In addition, any dispute relating to the Sweepstakes (including these Official Rules) shall be brought individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in the City and County of New York.  Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non convenes or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have. 

WINNERS LIST:  For a list of winners (available after 3/31/15), send a self-addressed stamped envelope by 3/31/15 to: Matrix Mania Sweepstakes 2014 Winners, c/o: Ventura Associates International LLC (Attn: DV-LORE-4588), 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 650, New York, NY 10165.

SPONSOR: L'Oreal, USA, Inc. d/b/a Matrix, 575 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10017.  Regis Corporation is not a sponsor of the Sweepstakes and is not responsible or liable for the terms herein.

PRIVACY: By entering you may be contacted by the Sponsor with future promotional offers. Information provided by you to participate in this Sweepstakes is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at www.matrix.com.

Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with the Sweepstakes in any way. You understand that you are providing information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor, and not to Facebook.  Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.