Nivea New Year's Sweepstakes
Official Rules


1. Eligibility: Nivea New Year's Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.  Employees, agents or representatives of Beiersdorf, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), or Walgreens Co. and their parent and affiliate companies or employees, agents or representatives of suppliers providing prizes or other materials or services in connection with this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Excluded Individuals”) as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such Excluded Individual are not eligible.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.  Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Anyone participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming a prize in the Sweepstakes in violation of these rules will be disqualified.

2. Sponsor: Beiersdorf, Inc., 45 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897. Administrator: Barnyard Creative, LLC, Fairfield, CT.  All communication with respect to the Sweepstakes, including requests to be removed from future Sweepstakes mailings, should be directed to the Sponsor ATTN: Consumer Relations –

3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on September 29, 2013  at 12:00 pm. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on October 26, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Promotion Period").  Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, entrants can use their mobile phone to text with the keyword “NYE” to 64389.  Entrants will receive a text message with a link that navigates entrant to an entry form. Entrants must provide all information requested in the entry form in order to participate in the Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Entry”). Entrants can also enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period if they go to

After completing and submitting the entry form, Entrants will have the option to upload a tasteful celebratory photo for a chance to be featured on the Walgreens® Times Square Store video display on December 31, 2013, from 6:00PM EST to 11:59PM EST (“Optional Photo”). Optional Photos are subject to the sole approval of the Administrator and must comply with the Photo Guidelines below. Entrants will not be notified if Optional Photo is shown on the Walgreens® Times Square Store video display. Please note that by upoloading an Optional Photo entrants do not increase their chances to win the GrandPrize.

Standard data and text message charges may apply to all text message entries sent and received according to your carrier plus any additional charges if applicable and disclosed to you via text message or other promotional message. You must have a text messaging two-way capable phone and digital service to enter using the text messaging method. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who has entered via text messaging, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the mobile telephone number phone account as of the date entry was made      

Limit: Each person may enter one (1) time during the Promotion Period.  Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.  Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified.  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 register will be deemed to be the entrant.  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.  Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. Grand Prize Drawing: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners and Optional Photos are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.  Administrator will randomly select a potential Sweepstakes winner from all eligible entries received from each Participating Retailer during the Promotion Period, on or around November 9, 2013.  The potential winner will be notified by mail, email or phone.  Except where prohibited, each potential winner (parent/legal guardian if a winner is a minor in his/her place of residence) will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release, which must be received by Administrator within seven (7) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent (“Submission Deadline”), in order to claim his/her prize.  If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, or fails to sign and return the Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release within the required time period, the potential winner forfeits his/her prize.  In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.  Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded.

All completed Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Releases (the “Claim Form”) become the property of the Administrator.  All Claim Forms will be verified by the Administrator.  In order to claim a prize, each winner must complete the Claim Form which includes representations of eligibility, compliance and releases of liability and a publicity release.  Among other things, the submission of the Claim Form confirms compliance with these rules, acceptance of the prize as awarded and release of certain parties from any losses, liabilities, damages or claims arising from or related to the prize awarded and the Sweepstakes itself.  If a potential winner fails to submit the Claim Form with all information required by the Submission Deadline, the Administrator reserves the right to disqualify the potential winner, and the Administrator and Sponsor shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard.

The potential winner may be required prove he/she is the qualified winner by presenting identification acceptable to the Administrator (e.g., state driver’s license; state issued identification card; valid passport with address verification; or birth certificate with social security card and photo identification and address verification).  If a potential winner cannot prove he/she is the qualified winner upon request, the prize will not be awarded. 

6. Prize: ONE (1) Grand Prize includes a trip for two (2) to New York, NY for New Year's Eve.  Trip package includes round trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near winner’s home (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to New York, NY (airport in surrounding area determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); three (3) nights' accommodations (December 29, 30 and 31) at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion (single room, double occupancy); ground transportation to and from airport and hotel; and two (2) tickets to the NIVEA New Year’s Eve party in New York’s Times Square. Winner must travel on the dates determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion or prize will be forfeited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor will make reasonable efforts to select travel dates acceptable to winner.  Trip must be booked at least twenty-one (21) days prior to departure.  Trip subject to availability, holiday travel dates, and blackout dates.  Travel must be round trip.  Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight.  Travel and accommodations are subject to availability.  Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Sweepstakes, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract.  All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the package description above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the responsibility solely of winner.  The travel companion must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as the winner.   If winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, travel companion must be winner’s parent/legal guardian.  Travel companion must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents.  Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply.  If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to prize location, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $3,900. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination.  Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.  Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason.  Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, local and other tax liabilities, including but not limited to, sales and use taxes, excise taxes, income and withholding taxes, and customs duties, as well as all other fees and like amounts associated with a prize or its use.  The Sponsor is not responsible for any such taxes or expenses.  A Form 1099 may be submitted to all appropriate taxing authorizes.  Odds of winning the Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.

7. Photo Guidelines: Optional Photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable law or regulations;

7. Release: By entering, each participant and winner agrees (a) to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, each Participating Retailer, Administrator, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims, liability, loss or damage whatsoever, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising with respect to the Sweepstakes, out of participation in the Sweepstakes or the awarding, receipt, possession or use or misuse of any prize and further acknowledges that none of the foregoing persons have made nor are responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee a particular purpose thereof.

8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, image, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state of residence for promotional purposes in any publicity or advertising carried out in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration by the Sponsor and/or its advertising or promotional agencies without limitation or further notification, and without providing compensation or intellectual property rights to the entrant, except where prohibited.

9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if the Sweepstakes is not capable of being completed as planned, including as a result of any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control that impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Entrants may also be disqualified if Sponsor learns that the entrant disparages the Sponsor during or after the Promotion Period.  Entrants should be aware that Sponsor retains the right to take legal action against entrants who commit libel or slander against Sponsor during or after the Promotion Period.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  If any one or more provisions of these Official Rules are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the validity, effect or enforcement of any other provision or provisions of these Official Rules.

10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for State of Connecticut or the appropriate Connecticut State Court located in Fairfield County, Connecticut; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  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 ofConnecticut without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Connecticut or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Connecticut.

12. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy  Prize notification and prize fulfillment in connection with the Sweepstakes may be administered by Administrator or another third-party service provider engaged by Sponsor. By entering the Sweepstakes and voluntarily providing your personal information as described in these Official Rules, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information by the Sponsor, the Administrator, and their respective representatives, promotional agencies and marketing organizations for purposes of the administration of the Sweepstakes, notification of prize winners, fulfillment and verification of prize awards, and disclosing the list of winners. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants consent to use of their entry information for these purposes and for all purposes set forth in these Official Rules.  Your personal information may be used for future promotions and marketing of the Sponsor, its affiliates, representatives, and promotional agencies but will not be used for any other purpose nor will it otherwise be disclosed to third parties, unless otherwise required by law.  If you would like to be excluded from all lists used by the Sponsor for any future promotions and marketing by the Sponsor, you may send a letter requesting that you be removed from such lists to the Sponsor at 45 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897, ATTN: Consumer Relations -

13.  Winner List: For a winner list, send an email to Consumer Relations – or you may send a self-addressed, stamped envelope before November 20, 2013  to the Sponsor, ATTN: Consumer Relations, The winner list will be provided after winner confirmation is complete.

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Nivea New Year's Sweepstakes
Abbreviated Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 AND OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 10/26/13. For Official Rules, and complete details, visit Sponsor: Beiersdorf, Inc.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  TO ENTER VIA TEXT MESSAGE, TEXT “NYE” TO 64389. STANDARD TEXT MESSAGING RATES MAY APPLY.  A PURCHASE OR SUBMISSION OF PHOTO WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Entry via text-message may not be available via all wireless carriers.  TO ENTER VIA THE INTERNET, PLEASE VISIT  OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND OLDER.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 10/26/13. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit .  Sponsor: Beiersdorf, Inc, 45 Danbury Road  Wilton, CT 06897.

Abbreviated rules for online Ads – Banner

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Ends 10/26/13.  To enter and for Official Rules, visit

Abbreviated Rules for online Ads – Not a Banner

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older.  Ends 10/26/13.  To enter and for Official Rules, including odds, and prize descriptions, visit  Void where prohibited.