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#zulilybirthday Twitter Party!

Join @zulily, Michelle of @Printabelle and Jillian of @CatchMyParty for a Twitter Birthday Party to celebrate zulily’s third birthday! Thursday 1/24, 3pm to 4pm pacific, bring your best 140-character party-themed questions, comments and insights to our #zulilybirthday! Whether you’re looking for theme ideas for your little one’s next birthday or a few tips on how to plan an unforgettable party on a budget, our experts are here to help!

Plus, you could be one of three lucky moms chosen to win a birthday box, including a $25 zulily gift card, a custom printable party set (choice of Knight or Princess-themed) from Printabelle and other birthday prizes from zulily!

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About Printabelle:

Printabelle offers free printables for your celebrations at home, school, and the office, fun party and decorating ideas, and other DIY fun.  Michelle will personalize a printable for $3 each!  Contact her at printabelle@gmail.com for more information or with questions. 

About Catch My Party:
Catch My Party is the place to find incredible party ideas and inspiration, share party photos, and connect with people who love entertaining.

 


If you’re new to Twitter or still learning the ropes, we’ve laid out a step-by-step guide to participating in a Twitter party below.

So, what exactly is a Twitter Party?

A Twitter party is a public discussion—with “tweeters” from all over the world—based on a common topic of interest …with giveaways!

Why a Twitter Party?
Twitter has become the go-to forum for moms worldwide to discuss every topic imaginable. Twitter is a big place, though, and our #zulilybirthday will be a great way to on a smaller scale, share ideas for your kids’ next birthday party!

How can I follow the discussion?
At first glance, Twitter can seem like a chaotic place for a discussion. Fortunately, some simple tools have been created to help organize the many tweets generated every day. 

While the @zulily Twitter Party promises to be fast paced, the Twitter “#hashtag” feature allows followers to more easily keep up with and participate in the discussion. 

Each followers participating in the Party will include a unique hashtag (#) in each tweet. For our party, we will be using #zulilybirthday. This will help readers following the Twitter Party to separate ours from other discussions taking place on Twitter.

To more easily follow and participate in the discussion, we recommend using a Twitter monitoring app. We’ve added a few of our favorites below. They’re free to use and will allow you to view any tweet that includes the right # (hashtag).

New to Twitter? Follow these simple steps to sign up and join the discussion:

1.      Visit twitter.com to sign up for an account and pick a unique Twitter “handle” (Handle=what comes after the @ symbol)

2.      Follow @zulily, @Printabelle and @CatchMyParty

3.      Visit one of our recommended Twitter monitoring tools. We’ll use tweetchat.com as an example.

·        Once you’ve arrived at TweetChat click ‘Sign In’ and allow Twitter to authorize the TweetChat app.

·        In the field that reads “Enter hashtag to follow,” input zulilybirthday 
(all one word)

·        Join the party! Tweet us a question or comment, or simply introduce yourself! We’ll make sure to say hello! Be sure to include the @ symbol to direct your tweet at the right user. Here’s an example:

“@zulily, @Printabelle, @CatchMyParty excited to be here! My son wants a pirate-themed party – any ideas? #zulilybirthday”


A few of our favorite websites for monitoring Twitter:

·        TweetChat http://tweetchat.com/,

·        TweetGrid http://tweetgrid.com/

·        Monitter http://monitter.com

·        Hootsuite http://hootsuite.com

We’ll be reading and responding to your tweets in real time, so if you have a question, just tweet @zulily!


Click read more for official rules:

The  zulily Birthday Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The # zulily Birthday Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on 1/24/2013 and ends on 4:00 p.m. PT on 1/24/2013 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

 

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Employees of Zulily, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies and members of their immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings or children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”).

HOW TO ENTER:  During the Sweepstakes Period, log-in to your Twitter account and if you have not done so already become a follower of @zulily on Twitter. where Sponsor will submit the following request in the form of a tweet, “Tweet your favorite theme for a child’s birthday party. Then, you may post a tweet from your Twitter account including @zulily and #zulilybirthday in your response to receive one (1) entry. You must remain a follower of @zulily on Twitter during the Sweepstakes Period and be a follower of @zulily on Twitter at the time of prize notification in order to be eligible to win.  All entries must be received by Sponsor by 4:00 p.m. PT on 1/24/2013 to be eligible. If you choose to tweet using your mobile phone, standard wireless data rates may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants must follow @zulily in order to be eligible. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Twitter username throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Multiple entries received from any person or Twitter handle in excess of the stated limitation will be void. A Twitter account is required to enter and is available for free at http://twitter.com. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

 

WINNER SELECTION: On or about 1/25/13 three (3) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner(s) will be notified not later than 1/28/13 via Twitter direct message from @zulily and by Tweet and each potential winner will be required to direct message @zulily his/her full name, date of birth, complete mailing address and e-mail address within a time period specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Potential winners may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within seven (7) calendar days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate potential winner will be selected randomly from among all remaining eligible entries.

PRIZES (3): A zulily Birthday Box prize package including one (1) free custom printable from Printabelle.com, one (1) $25 zulily gift card, custom printable party set from Printabelle.com, a children’s bag, children’s book and children’s stuffed animal as selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $ 92.98 each. Total ARV of all prizes: $ 278.94.

General Prize Conditions: All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Gift card is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes on the prizes, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein as being awarded, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter, Printabelle, Catchmyparty.com,  and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize and (c) to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so. 

In the event of a dispute regarding entries and/or tweets received from multiple users having the same Twitter account, the “authorized subscriber” of the Twitter account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the Twitter account by Twitter. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled or stolen entries, tweets or retweets, or direct messages; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the posting of tweets or retweets, the processing of entries, direct messages and/or tweets, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize (and void all associated entries/tweets) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL AVAILABLE REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend any portion of the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, to select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect tweets and/or entries received up to the time of such action.

 

USE OF ENTRIES:  By submitting an entry, each entrant grants, and represents and warrants that the entrant has the rights and authority necessary to grant Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable license and right to exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, any Optional Photos submitted and the likenesses of any locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.

 

OWNERSHIP/USE OF ENTRIES:  By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees Sponsor shall own the entry submitted (including the copyright thereto and all rights embodied therein) and that it and its designees may exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the entry and all elements of such entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.   

 

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Washington.

REQUEST FOR WINNERS’ NAMES: For of the names of the winners (available after February 4, 2013send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by March 4, 2013to: zulilybirthday Sweepstakes Winners, 2200 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134.

SPONSOR: Zulily, Inc., 2200 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134.