OFFICIAL RULES for #USQHoliday Social Media Contest


By participating in the “#USQHoliday Social Media Giveaway” Entrants agree to be bound by and acknowledge compliance with these official rules, including eligibility requirements. Responsibility for receipt of entry rests solely with the entrant. The Union Square Partnership (USP) will not be responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, unavailable network connections, or failed, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, or for any human or mechanical error that may occur in the processing of entries. The Union Square Partnership reserves the right to cancel the giveaway if it becomes technically corrupted, or due to sponsor error or refusal. USP will not formerly acknowledge receipt of entries as they enter. If you do not agree with any of these Rules, please do not participate in the giveaway.


The “#USQHoliday Social Media Giveaway” is open to all @UnionSquareNY Twitter and Instagram followers that use the hashtag #USQHoliday and follow the “How To Enter” rules below. All entrants must be legal residents of the (50) United States and the District of Columbia and are at least 18 years of age. All employees (and their immediate families) of Union Square Partnership and any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, participating vendors, promotion or advertising agencies, or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the giveaway are ineligible. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.


To enter, you must be following Union Square Partnership (@UnionSquareNY) on Twitter and/or Instagram. If you are not following Union Square Partnership feel free to follow @UnionSquareNY and use the hashtag #USQHoliday. Entry to the giveaway can be earned from November 16, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM EST through December 24, 2017 11:59:59 PM EST by taking photos during the weeks of the Union Square Holiday Market November 16 through December 24, 2017. No purchase is necessary to enter. Participating in the giveaway and earning multiple entries does not guarantee that a participant will earn a giveaway.


To enter, follow @UnionSquareNY on Twitter and/or Instagram and use hashtag #USQHoliday. Next upload fun Holiday inspired photos at the Union Square Holiday Market or in Union Square, New York, during the time period of November 13, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM EST through December 24, 2017 11:59:59 PM EST.


The Giveaway period begins November 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM EST through December 24, 2017 11:59:59 PM EST. Tweets and Instagrams after the end of the Giveaway will not be eligible. The period will be divided into 6 sub-periods (November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18, and December 24, 2017). All winners will be chosen by Union Square Partnership Judges. You may participate in the Giveaway as often as you like. All eligible entries for each weekly giveaway must be earned by Sunday, December 24, 2017 11:59:59 PM, US EST. Multiple entries are allowed subject to the following conditions: members who win a weekly giveaway are eligible to win additional weekly giveaways, not in the same week (sub period) but on the following days, by posting new photos for a subsequent giveaway. Winning members must agree to provide their full name, U.S. mailing address (no P.O. Boxes), and email address to accept prize delivery.


As a condition of entry into the giveaway, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to Sponsor and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees, all right, title and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Giveaway entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of the entrant. Where necessary, the winner will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability and Publicity Release within five (5) business days of attempted notification or the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected.


The potential winner of each weekly giveaway will be selected by a panel of judges at the Union Square Partnership. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during each weekly Giveaway Period. Each day participants who enter, will earn entries and will be eligible the #USQHoliday Social Media Giveaway.

The potential winners will be announced on the Union Square Partnership blog and notified via social media applications Twitter and Instagram. The contest will be conducted by Union Square Partnership, the judge of the giveaway, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Giveaway shall be final and binding. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Union Square Partnership may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random. Any return of prize notification or prize email as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of any prize and an alternate winner may, at Union Square Partnership’s discretion, be randomly selected.


Giveaways will be announced publicly online on the Union Square Partnership website of the previous week’s giveaway. Only entries earned during each calendar day of the entry week will be counted towards that week’s prize.

All decisions of the sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this giveaway.


Entries can be earned from November 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM EST through December 24, 2017, 11:59:59 PM EST by engaging in activities that are consistent with the #USQHoliday Social Media Giveaway


Social Media Giveaways: $100 maximum.

The Union Square Partnership reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prizes cannot be assigned, transferred, changed, or redeemed for cash except at the sole discretion of the sponsor. All federal, state, and local taxes, and all other expenses not specifically mentioned herein are the sole responsibility of the winners. Other restrictions may apply.


By entering or participating in this Giveaway, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsors and Partners which are final and binding in all respects. Giveaway Entities are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the giveaway; or (3) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Giveaway is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Giveaway (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual found to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or any website operated by the Giveaway Entities; (b) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, which will void all such entries; (c) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Giveaway Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in this Giveaway or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Giveaway information.


By participating in this giveaway, entrants and winners agree to release and hold the Union Square Partnership and participating partners and all of their parents, members, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, employees, advertising, public relations, marketing agencies and employees and officers, and all others associated with the development and execution of this giveaway, harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, rights, claims, actions with respect to or in any way arising from and in connection with this giveaway and/or acceptance or use of any prize, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, damages or loss. The winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Giveaway or use or redemption of the prize.


The personal information collected through the giveaway is subject to Union Square Partnership’s Privacy Policy. By entering the giveaway, you agree to the use of your personal information as described in the Privacy Policy.


Screen names (and corresponding images) of all winners will be posted on the Union Square Partnership’s website and social media accounts. To obtain a list of winners, you may also e-mail us at after December 25, 2017.