Readers' Choice Rules


2. How to enter: Sweepstakes begins January 15, 2013, at 12:00 noon EST, and ends at 11:59 A.M. EST on February 28, 2013. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 28, 2013, and received by March 8, 2013. To enter, fill out the questionnaire and print your name, full address, phone number, and email address. You do not need to complete the full questionnaire to be eligible. Entries may be submitted by mail or Internet. By mail: Send to Allure Readers' Choice Ballot, Attn: Timothy Kelsay, 1166 Sixth Ave., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10036. By Internet: Log on to, complete the online entry form, and submit it as instructed. One entry per person/per email address/per household/per envelope. Mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. Entries that are lost, late, damaged, illegible, incomplete, postage-due, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor's servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the website. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate, or modify any promotion not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort. In such event, Sponsor will select a winner from entries received to date. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

3. One (1) potential Grand Prize winner, one (1) potential First Prize winner, one (1) potential Second Prize winner, and one (1) potential Third Prize winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all entries on or about March 15, 2013, and will be notified by phone, email, or mail. If a potential winner (i) cannot be contacted; (ii) does not respond within five (5) days from the date the Sponsor first tries to notify him/her; (iii) fails to return the Affidavit and Release; (iv) refuses the prize; or (v) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, and, at Sponsor's discretion, successful completion of a background check, such individual will be declared the "winner" of the Promotion. All decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. The Grand Prize is round-trip coach airfare for two (2) from the major commercial airport nearest the winner's primary residence in the U.S. to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (not to exceed $1,000 total); one (1) premier hotel room, double occupancy, for a three (3) night midweek stay (Sunday through Thursday, based on availability) at the Lake Austin Spa and Resort; shuttle transportation to and from resort and airport; two (2) $350 spa and fitness allowances; three (3) daily meals per guest, at the resort; access to facilities, classes, and activities, as determined by Sponsor. The total approximate retail value of the Grand Prize package is $7,030.58, depending on the exact itinerary. Actual value may vary based on fluctuations in price for various factors, including fluctuations in price for airfare and/or accommodations, and distance between the point of departure and the destination. Other ground transportation, meals not at the resort, and other personal charges at the lodging (e.g., minibar, movies), telephone calls, gratuities, incidentals, and all other expenses not included. Winner and travel companion must be available to travel on the same itinerary, as selected by Sponsor. Trip must be booked 60 days in advance and must be completed by March 31, 2014. If, in the sole judgment of Sponsor, air travel is not required due to winner's proximity to prize location, ground transportation may be substituted for round-trip air travel. Unless child of the winner, travel companion must be 18 years of age or older as of date of departure.

4. The First Prize is a $325 gift card to (may be subject to certain restrictions), plus a yearlong subscription to Sample Society worth $180, valid through March 15, 2014.

5. The Second Prize is a $500 shopping spree for clothes, accessories, and more at Express (may be subject to certain restrictions), valid through March 15, 2014.

6. The Third Prize is an assortment of Neutrogena skin- and hair-care products and makeup, chosen by the Sponsor. The approximate retail value of the Third Prize is $300.

7. Income and other taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winners. No substitutions for the prizes, except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted. Prizes are nontransferable.

8. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry, except for employees of Sponsor, the Strategy Group, and their immediate families and those living in the same household. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void outside of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where otherwise prohibited. Sponsor is not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this sweepstakes, including, without limitation, mechanical, human, printing, distribution, or production errors, and may modify or cancel this promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. By providing your email address you grant the Sponsor the right to send you commercial messages and share your address with others, unless specified otherwise as indicated on the entry form.

9. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Except where prohibited, (i) acceptance of prize constitutes consent to use the winners' names and likenesses for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes without further compensation; (ii) potential winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including Social Security number) and liability/publicity release; and (iii) potential Grand Prize winner (and travel companion) may be required to execute release of Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in the sweepstakes and/or use of the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within five (5) days of attempted notification or an alternate winner may be chosen. Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner's eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, you agree to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. If the prize includes participation in any public event(s) or publicity, or if Sponsor intends to publicize the winner in any way, and if a background check reveals that a potential winner has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.

10. Participants agree to be bound by the above rules and regulations. Any violations of these rules may result in disqualification.

11. For the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Allure 2013 Readers' Choice Sweepstakes Winners, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, after March 15, 2013, but before September 15, 2013. The sweepstakes is sponsored by Condé Nast, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036.