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Turn Your Worst Gift Into $500
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How to Enter
1. Post on our contest status update describing the worst gift that you have ever received, for your chance to win $500.
2. Encourage friends and family to “like” your comment for an increased chance to win.
3. One (1) winner will be selected from the total list of Facebook comments left on the contest status update on the ForRent.com Facebook Fan Page here: http://www.facebook.com/aptsforrent between Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 12:30:00 p.m. EST and Thursday, December 30th, 2010, 12:30:00 p.m. EST. The one (1) lucky winner will receive a $500.00 Gift Card. Judging criteria is based on the following:

• 45% Originality of Gift
• 40% Creativity of How the Gift Story is Told
• 15% Number of Likes on your Specific Comment

Official Rules
Please read these Official Rules before entering this Promotion (the “Promotion”). By participating in the Promotion, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.


1. Eligibility. The promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or District of Columbia, age 18 or older (or the age of majority in entrant’s state of residence), who have a user account on Facebook. The Grand Prize Winner could be asked to provide an affidavit of eligibility following the drawing. If you do not meet any of these requirements or any other eligibility requirements in these Official Rules, you are not eligible to win a prize, and ForRent.com (“Sponsor”) reserves the right not to award prizes to you. Employees and their immediate family (parent, child, sibling and spouse of each) and individuals residing in the same household (whether or not related) of ForRent.com® (”Sponsor”), For Rent Media SolutionsTM, United Advertising Publications, Inc., or Dominion Enterprises, and any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, and all other entities or individuals associated with the development, administration, or fulfillment of the Promotion (collectively, the “Entities”) are not eligible to win. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

2. Promotion Period. The Promotion starts at 12:30:00 p.m. (all times Eastern Standard Time) on December 28, 2010, and ends at 12:30:00 p.m. on December 30, 2010 (the “Promotion Period”).  All entries must be received during the Promotion Period to be eligible to win a prize.

3. How to Enter.  From time to time during the Promotion Period, the Sponsor will announce on http://blog.forrent.com and/or http://www.facebook.com/aptsforrent (each, individually, an “Entry Site”) that individuals can enter the Promotion. To enter at any time during the Promotion Period, just visit ForRent.com’s Facebook Fan Page (http://www.facebook.com/aptsforrent) and comment on the contest status update regarding your worst gift ever received.  Encourage your friends and family to “like” your comment for an increased chance to win. Only one (1) entry per person during the Promotion Period. Entries become the property of Sponsor. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.

4. Prize: One (1) winner will each receive a $500 Gift Card with the Approximate Retail Value (”ARV”). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.

5. Selection of Winner. At the conclusion of the Promotion Period, Sponsor will post the grand prize winner in compliance with the Official Rules on Facebook on or around December 30, 2010. All comments will be reviewed for content. Comments submitted may or may not be posted on the Facebook page, in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor shall have absolutely no obligation to give feedback or reasoning for why any comment is not posted on the Facebook page. Sponsor shall have the sole right to reject or remove a comment from the Facebook page at any time.

From 12:30:00 p.m. ET on December 28, 2010 to 12:30:00 p.m. ET on December 30, 2010, the public may comment on the status update by visiting the ForRent.com Facebook fan page and following the contest rules.
On or about December 30, 2010 Sponsor’s internal review panel will choose one (1) Grand Prize Winner.

a) Contest: Contest winner will be selected according to the following judging criteria:
• 45% Originality of Gift
• 40% Creativity of How the Gift Story is Told
• 15% Number of Likes on your Specific Comment

The winner will be notified by email, Facebook, or other available communication platform on or around December 30, 2010.  Prize will be awarded within thirty (30) days after winner verification. If a prize notification is returned as undeliverable or if the winner does not respond to the notification within seven (7) calendar days, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. The prize winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within seven (7) days following the date of attempted notification. Prizes are not assignable or transferable, except to a surviving spouse.

The prize 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), except that the prize will be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any). No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local, sales and income taxes associated with receipt and/or use of any prize. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name, prize won, office affiliation, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless prohibited by law, winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, publicity release, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation provided by Sponsor before being awarded a prize.  If winner does not execute such documentation upon request, their prize will be forfeited and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.  The prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

6. General: Sponsor will not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant’s participation in the Promotion.  By entering the Promotion, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and waives, and releases Sponsor and Sponsor’s parents, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Promotion, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from, all claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Promotion or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Promotion.  Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.  Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of any Promotion materials, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of any prize.  The Promotion and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the state of Virginia.  Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

7. Winner List; Rules Request: For a winner list, visit http://blog.forrent.com/category/contests/ or send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope after December 30, 2010 to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Sweepstakes Winner List (Amber Heckler).  To obtain a copy of these Official Rules, visit http://blog.forrent.com/category/contests  or send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed below, Attn: Sweepstakes Rules Request (Amber Heckler).  Residents of WA and VT may omit return postage. Sponsor: ForRent.com 150 Granby Street, 16th Floor, Norfolk, VA 23510. Confidentiality: By entering, you may be contacted by Sponsor with future promotional offers. 



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About :

Amber is the Social Media & Content Manager for For Rent Media Solutions™ and has been with the company since April 2007. In her role, Amber helps execute and optimize a social media strategic plan across multiple channels, as well as manages the company's social media product. This includes blogs, social networks, video sharing sites, and other conversational media. She spends a great deal of time building relationships with consumers, social media influencers, and bloggers to generate awareness of For Rent Media Solutions brand. In her free time, Amber loves running, #hashtags, and DIY projects.


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