TENDER LOVING EMPIRE, LLC

OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

Important: Please read these rules before entering the Sweepstakes.


  1. Eligibility.  THERE IS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.   THIS SWEEPSTAKES OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE U.S., OVER THE AGE OF 18. THE SWEEPSTAKES EXCLUDES RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, AND OTHER AREAS WHERE VOID.  IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF THESE EXCLUDED AREAS, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE, AND TENDER LOVING EMPIRE, LLC, AN OREGON LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (“TENDER LOVING EMPIRE”), RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO ENTRANTS WHO RESIDE IN OTHER INELIGIBLE JURISDICTIONS.  

To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Tender Loving Empire as described in more detail below.  Directors, officers and employees of Tender Loving Empire and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes.  All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Offer void where prohibited.  Multiple entries by the same person are permitted. No mechanically or electronically reproduced entries will be accepted.  All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account.  In the event of any dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the e-mail address from which the e-mail was sent.


  1. Disclaimer. Tender Loving Empire, all participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, sponsors, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Sweepstakes disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Tender Loving Empire; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes.

  1. Sweepstakes Period.  The Sweepstakes period is from 12:01 AM (Pacific Time) on April 20, 2017 to 3:00 PM (Pacific Time) on September 1, 2017 (the "Deadline").  All entries must be received by the Deadline to be eligible to win a prize.

  1. Prizes.  One Grand Prize Winner shall receive the following

                                         [Total Retail value - $2,450.00]:


  • Two round-trip tickets to Portland, Oregon (PDX), to be used within one (1) year from the date of the drawing.        [Retail value = $650.00]

  • Accommodations for two persons for a three-night stay at a Portland hotel.

[Retail value = $1,000.00]


  • Food/drink vouchers at Portland restaurants

[Retail value = $400.00]


  • $200 gift certificate to Tender Loving Empire

[Retail value = $200.00]


  • Assorted other Portland-related gifts and gift credits

[Retail value = $200.00]

Aside from the one Grand Prize, no other prizes shall be offered or awarded.

The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on number of eligible entries received.  


ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.  WINNER SHALL RECEIVE AN IRS FORM W-9 AND SHALL BE REQUIRED TO DECLARE, AND PAY WHEN DUE, ALL APPLICABLE TAXES RELATED TO THEIR RECEIPT OF THE RETAIL VALUE OF THE GRAND PRIZE.


The travel and hotel elements of the Grand Prize are transferable to other U.S. Residents, residing in states where this contest is not void. However, no substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any elements of the Grand Prize will be permitted, except that Tender Loving Empire reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize.    The Grand Prize, in whole or in part, is awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose)


  1.  How to Enter. No purchase is required for entry into the Sweepstakes. Customers may enter through providing their email address and signing up for the Tender Loving Empire electronic mailing list through the Tender Loving Empire website (tenderlovingempire.com), through signup kiosks at Tender Loving Empire retail stores, and on the Tender Loving Empire Facebook page. Customers may enter the contest multiple times. Additional single entries can be earned through referral links (sent by email to the entrant upon entering the contest). Double entries are awarded for signups at Tender Loving Empire street stores in Portland, Oregon, and triple entries awarded for signups at the Tender Loving Empire Portland International Airport store.

  1. Sweepstakes Rules.  The Prize winner will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries, to be held by Tender Loving Empire on September 4, 2017. Winner will be notified by e-mail by September 8, 2017.  To claim a prize, winner should follow the instructions contained in their notification.

  1. Tender Loving Empire Ownership of Entries.  All entries, including a list of e-mail addresses (the "Entry Materials") submitted by entrants become the property of Tender Loving Empire upon submission, and may be used by Tender Loving Empire in accordance with Tender Loving Empire’s stated Privacy Policy, available for review at: (https://checkout.shopify.com/11938946/policies/19303299.html). Entrants are advised that, by entering the Sweepstakes, they agree and acknowledge that their e-mail address will be used for future contacts from Tender Loving Empire for commercial purposes. Entrants may opt-out of receiving future communications from Tender Loving Empire at any time and entrant e-mails will not be sold or otherwise transferred to any third parties for any use by third parties for any purpose.

  1. General Release.  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release Tender Loving Empire, LLC and, without limitation, all participating sweepstakes donor-sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, attorneys, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

  1. Conditions of Trip. Dates of air travel and hotel stays are subject to availability within a one (1) year period from the date of the Sweepstakes drawing, and are strictly subject to any and all limitations or conditions imposed by Tender Loving Empire and/or its participating hotel partner. Air travel will be conducted within the continental U.S. via Southwest Airlines, from any airport Southwest Airlines flies. Hotel accommodations will provided by the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Winner will provide the hotel with three possible sets of dates to book their rooms, and the hotel will work to accommodate those dates, or suggest alternate dates if necessary. Final approval of the three nights of the hotel stay are entirely at the discretion of the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Tender Loving Empire will then attempt to find flights available to match these dates.

  1. Use of Winner's Name, Likeness, etc.  Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to use winner’s name, address, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.  As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, the winner may be required to execute a Consent Form regarding their consent to the use of their name, address, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.

  1. Affidavit & Release.  As a condition of being awarded any element of the Grand Prize, the winner will be required to execute and deliver to Tender Loving Empire a signed affidavit of eligibility, publicity rights release, and acceptance of these Official Rules and release of liability.

  1. Winner List; Rules Request.  For a copy of the name of the Grand Prize Winner’s name, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after September 15, 2017 and before September 30, 2018 to Tender Loving Empire at their Oregon business address listed below, Attn: TLE Sweepstakes Winner List. To obtain a printed copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Tender Loving Empire at the address listed below, Attn: TLE Sweepstakes Official Rules Request.  Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage.  

  1. Copyright Notice.  The Sweepstakes, these Official Rules, and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2017 by Tender Loving Empire, LLC.  

  1. Miscellaneous.  The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States and the laws of the State of Oregon.  Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Tender Loving Empire, and its sweepstakes agents, which are final and binding in all respects.  Tender Loving Empire reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Tender Loving Empire's control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes or Tender Loving Empire otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Sweepstakes as planned.  Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Tender Loving Empire, the Sweepstakes or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Tender Loving Empire's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Sweepstakes.  Tender Loving Empire reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes.  If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, please e-mail them to TLE Sweepstakes Administrator, Tender Loving Empire, LLC, 410 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205 or send written questions to the same address.

  1. Force Majeure: Tender Loving Empire reserves the right to change, suspend, or cancel the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, intervening circumstances warrant such change, suspension, or cancellation. Intervening circumstances include, but are not limited to, interruption, preemption, or cancellation of Sponsor’s business activities owing to conditions beyond Sponsor’s control, such as strikes, labor disputes, war, insurrection, revolution, terrorism, riot or other civil disturbance, earthquake, fire, flood, or other natural disasters, giant radioactive lizards, governmental restrictions, embargoes or other exercises of governmental authority, unavailability of supplies, components, or material, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s control.

  1. Sweepstakes Sponsor.  The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Tender Loving Empire, LLC, an Oregon limited liability company. Tender Loving Empire is a retailer of creative craft products from the Pacific Northwest and as a record label. For more information, please contact Tender Loving Empire at: 410 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205 tenderlovingempire.com, info@tenderlovingempire.com.