Buy Local for the Holidays and WIN! #HappyLocalShopper

This Season, shop local, be happy and win!

Starting Plaid Friday, 11/28, snap a photo of you or a friend shopping in an independent Portland business. Share the photo to InstagramTwitter, or Facebooktag the shop you’re in and Portland Buy Local (make sure you follow us first – see below) and then use the tag #happylocalshopper.

Each week we’ll choose the best photos and award our happy local shoppers with a $25 gift certificate to the Portland Buy Local business of their choice.

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Four finalists will be chosen in December for a chance at our grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to a Buy Local business. The most popular shared and regrammed finalist will be chosen as a winner on December 22nd at noon.

Get out there and shop local this holiday season! Each time you shop in a local store, you can post a new #happylocalshopper photo. If you need suggestions of where to go, check out our 425 member businesses and the Portland Buy Local Gift Guide.

These holidays, find your joy in buying local!



1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open only to those who participate via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and who are 18 as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Portland Buy Local (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. 2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Portland Buy Local, as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. 3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about 11/28/14 and ending 12/22/14. All entries must be received by 12/22/13 11:59AM EST. 4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting an entry using the instructions provided on this card. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Portland Buy Local. 5. Prizes: Winners will receive either a $25 gift certificate or a $100 gift certificate to a Portland Buy Local member business or their choice. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Portland Buy Local to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. 6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to the User ID they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection. Portland Buy Local shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED. 8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that Portland Buy Local or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation. 9. Terms:Portland Buy Local reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Portland Buy Local may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Portland Buy Local, Portland Buy Local reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Portland Buy Local has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Portland Buy Local reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. 10. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Portland Buy Local and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries. 11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States and State of Maine WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Maine having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. 13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Portland Buy Local, P.O. Box 584, Portland, ME 04112, USA . Requests must be received no later than 12/22/14. 14. Sponsor:  The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Portland Buy Local, P.O. Box 584, Portland, ME 04112, USA.


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