There’s one thing everyone has in common during the holidays: gifting. But checking everything off those lists isn’t the simplest of tasks. Until now. See below for five of the ways Rue is making holiday shopping easier than ever. Oh, and picking up something for yourself in the process? Totally acceptable.

Introducing Rue La La's Goof-Proof Gifting

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November 26, 2013

It’s amazing how good you feel when you find those pieces that flatter your every curve. Especially when it’s a dress that can take you from desk to dance floor with the addition of a few glittering extras. But which cuts are compatible with each shape? Here are three of the most common pairings:

Find Your Body's Best Dress Shape

A-Line
This is as universal as it gets. Nipping in at the waist and skimming loosely over the hips and thighs, this dress works on everyone, from pear-shaped to athletic body types.

Wrap
Sporting a flattering V-neck that draws the eye down, this classic style works well for fuller busts and hourglass shapes.

Empire
By accentuating the top half of the body just above the natural waist, this cut best flatters women with apple-shaped body types. Details around the neck also help to bring the focus up.

Our 10 Ways to Wear: The Little Black Dress Boutique opens Saturday, November 9, at 11AM ET.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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November 9, 2013

There’s always someone on your list that you just don’t know how to shop for. The solution? The Rue Gift Card.

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Here’s how it works:

  1. Purchase The Rue Gift Card directly on Rue for the amount of your choice. It’s electronic, so you don’t have to wait for something to arrive in the mail.
  2. Enter the recipient’s email address and a personal message (“Dear Mom: Love you – here’s a hundo to Rue.”) The E-Gift Card is emailed instantly to the specified recipient. Or, you can schedule it to arrive any day you wish, within 90 days.
  3. Want to give a physical gift? No problem. Just email the gift card to yourself, print it out, and present it to the lucky person.
  4. Once they receive it, the recipient can redeem the code right on Rue for exactly what they’ve been eyeing.

 
The title of “best gifter of the year”? As good as yours.

Goof-Proof Gifting Reason #2: The Rue Gift Card. Give style in seconds. Gift it.

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November 6, 2013

Rue La La Personality Gift Center Showdown Sweepstakes

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

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

 

Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

 

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). You hereby release Facebook from any liability associated with your participation in the Sweepstakes. You are providing your information to Sponsor, not to Facebook.

  1. Eligibility. Participation in the Rue La La Personality Gift Center Showdown Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC who are aged 18 or older who have computer access to Facebook at the time of entry. Sweepstakes is void elsewhere and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Retail Convergence.com, LP (“Sponsor”) and its parent and related companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and any manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials (collectively, all of the foregoing, the “Released Parties”), and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
  2. How to Enter. To enter the Sweepstakes, you must visit the Rue La La Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ruelala during the Sweepstakes Period, and follow the entry instructions including read and agree to the Official Rules. You can only enter to win one of the two prizes offered.

All entrants must have a valid email address. Limit one (1) entry per person or Facebook account during the Sweepstakes Period, as defined below. No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

  1. Start/End Dates. Sweepstakes begins at 3:00:01 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on November 3, 2014 and ends at 2:59:59 pm ET on November 4, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
  2. Random Drawing/Odds. Two (2) winners (the “Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing on or about November 5, 2014 from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing. All random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
  3. Prize: One Winner shall receive a Dolce & Gabbana hand-grained leather card case. One Winner shall receive a Yves Saint Laurent Men’s Silk Tie. The two prizes have collective approximate retail value (“ARV”) of three hundred dollars ($300.00).

 

Additional prize award details may be provided to the Winners at the time of the prize notification. Prizes are non-transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions. If in the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All federal, state and local taxes and unspecified expenses are the sole responsibility of each Winner.

 

Winners acknowledges that the Sponsor, Released Parties and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.

 

AN ENTRANT is not a winner of any prize, even if the sweepstakes SHOULD so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility, and sweepstakes winner(s) have been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.

 

  1. Notification. Winners will be notified by email on or about November 5, 2014 and may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and W9 within twenty-four (24) of prize notification. If any Winner cannot be contacted within twenty-four (24) contiguous hours of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a Winner rejects his/her prize, or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries, time permitting. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. Limit one prize per person or household.
  2. License/Usage. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. By entering, each entrant agrees to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, picture, portrait, voice, likenesses, biographical information, and/or statements for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion in any media (now known or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each Winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use of any and every nature and kind. If any Winner is deemed a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, then such prize will be awarded to such Winner’s parent or legal guardian.
  3. Release. By participating, each entrant and Winner agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, the Released Parties, and Facebook from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract and/or merchandise delivery. Neither Sponsor nor any Released Parties are responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that Winner(s) might incur as a result of this Sweepstakes or receipt of prize. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way, may be disqualified.
  4. Additional Terms. In case of dispute as to identity of entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth above is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. Neither Sponsor, Released Parties nor Facebook are responsible for errors in content or misprinting, technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web-site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes (in its sole discretion) for any reason, including but not limited to, should 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 case of termination, Sponsor will select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate. A purchase does not increase odds of winning. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism or for any other reason outside Sponsor’s reasonable control. Sponsor reserves the right not to award a prize after three attempts to notify or verify a Winner were not successful. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

CAUTION: 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, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  1. Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES OR FACEBOOK BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $10.00. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
  2. Disputes; Governing Law. The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston.

THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the County of Suffolk in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

  1. Use of Data. Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.ruelala.com/common/privacy. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledges that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.
  2. List of Winners. To obtain a list of Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 5, 2014 to: Retail Convergence.com, LP, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210, Attn: Marketing Department: Winner Confirmation Request – Rue La La Personality Gift Center Showdown Sweepstakes.
  3. Sponsor. Retail Convergence.com, LP, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210.
November 3, 2013

To download and print your very own voucher for 30% off at Banana Republic, simply click on the image below. (Happy shopping.)

Banana Republic Voucher

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November 3, 2013

This holiday season, we wanted to make giving the Rue you love as easy as possible. Hence our gift receipts. (They’re game changing.)

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS GOOF-PROOF GIFTING?
Give Rue. If your recipient for any reason doesn’t love their gift, they can return it for free. They don’t have to go through you first, and they don’t have to already be a Member.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Say you order a gift for your sister and have it shipped to yourself – you know, so you can wrap it up pretty and give it to her at your family party. Grab a gift receipt here, and then find your SHIP ID (located on the upper left of the packing slip). Just write this SHIP ID on the gift receipt and enclose it with your gift. Your sister can then contact the Concierge (at 1-855-783-8585 or giftreturns@ruelala.com) with the SHIP ID if she’d like to return it.

PRINTING MORE GIFT RECEIPTS
Need another gift receipt? Misplaced the one included with an order? Not a problem. Just click here and print out as many as you (and your lucky giftees) need.

SENDING GIFTS TO THE RECIPIENT
Want to send that Rue gift straight to your sister’s place (she does live halfway across the country, after all)? All she has to do is contact our Concierge (at 1-855-783-8585 or giftreturns@ruelala.com) to make the return. It’s as easy as that!

RECEIVING A GIFT?
To arrange a free return for a gift you received, contact your Rue La La Gift Concierge at 1-855-783-8585 or giftreturns@ruelala.com.

TERMS OF USE
Program is subject to Rue La La’s Terms of Use. For more information on our Guaranteed Gifting Program, click here.
Please note: Final Sale items cannot be returned.

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November 1, 2013

Have a feeling you’re missing the best boutiques ever? It might be the case. iOS 8 may have accidentally turned off your push notifications. Here is a step-by-step overview of how to turn them back on.

Still having trouble? Just follow along with the video below.

October 30, 2013

Preparing meal after meal. Welcoming the in-laws with open arms. Dusting. Let’s just say it: getting ready for the holidays is rough. But, lucky for you, we’re here to help. Like, really help.

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You see, we joined up with our friends at LearnVest, Refinery29, and Food52 to create the Gear-Up for the Holidays Giveaway – a sweepstakes that gives you the opportunity to win over $1,500 worth of goods to get yourself and your home ready for the holidays. Makes having a house full of guests sound a little more appealing, doesn’t it? That’s what we thought.

Simply click here, put in your email address, and hit “enter.” Easy. When you win, feel free to invite us to dinner (it’s the least you can do).

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October 18, 2013

You’re officially a Rue Member. Maybe you’ve been one for a while, or maybe today’s your first day. Either way, we want to make sure you know how to Rue like a pro. Check out the seven rules below to make sure you’re bringing your shopping A-game.

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October 17, 2013

Rue La La Luxe Gift Center Showdown Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

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

Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry.  This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States.  You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). You hereby release Facebook from any liability associated with your participation in the Sweepstakes. You are providing your information to Sponsor, not to Facebook.

1. Eligibility. Participation in the Rue La La Luxe Gift Center Showdown Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC who are aged 18 or older who have computer access to Facebook at the time of entry.  Sweepstakes is void elsewhere and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.  Employees, officers and directors of Retail Convergence.com, LP (“Sponsor”) and its parent and related companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and any manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials (collectively, all of the foregoing, the “Released Parties”), and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter.  You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

2. How to Enter.  To enter the Sweepstakes, you must visit the Rue La La Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ruelala during the Sweepstakes Period, and follow the entry instructions including read and agree to the Official Rules. You can only enter to win one of the two prizes offered.

All entrants must have a valid email address.  Limit one (1) entry per person or Facebook account during the Sweepstakes Period, as defined below.  No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted.  All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.  Only fully completed entries are eligible.  Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

3. Start/End Dates. Sweepstakes begins at 3:00:01 pm Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 15, 2014 and ends at 2:59:59 pm ET on October 16, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

4. Random Drawing/Odds.  Two (2) winners (the “Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing on or about October 17, 2014 from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing.  All random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor.  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

5. Prize.  One Winner shall receive a Valentino “Rockstud” leather zip-around wallet. One Winner shall receive an Alexander McQueen classic silk & modal skull scarf. The two prizes have an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of one thousand one hundred and forty dollars ($1,140.00).

Additional prize award details may be provided to the Winners at the time of the prize notification.  Prizes are non-transferable.  No substitutions or cash redemptions.  If in the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  All federal, state and local taxes and unspecified expenses are the sole responsibility of each Winner.

Winners acknowledges that the Sponsor, Released Parties and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.

AN ENTRANT is not a winner of any prize, even if the sweepstakes SHOULD so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility, and sweepstakes winner(s) have been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.

6. Notification. Winners will be notified by email on or about October 17, 2014 and may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and W9 within twenty-four (24) of prize notification.  If any Winner cannot be contacted within twenty-four (24) contiguous hours of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a Winner rejects his/her prize, or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries, time permitting.  Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.  Limit one prize per person or household.

7. License/Usage. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.  By entering, each entrant agrees to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, picture, portrait, voice, likenesses, biographical information, and/or statements for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion in any media (now known or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each Winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use of any and every nature and kind.  If any Winner is deemed a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, then such prize will be awarded to such Winner’s parent or legal guardian.

8. Release. By participating, each entrant and Winner agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, the Released Parties, and Facebook from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract and/or merchandise delivery.  Neither Sponsor nor any Released Parties are responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that Winner(s) might incur as a result of this Sweepstakes or receipt of prize. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way, may be disqualified.

9. Additional Terms. In case of dispute as to identity of entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.  “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth above is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted.  Neither Sponsor, Released Parties nor Facebook are  responsible for errors in content or misprinting, technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web-site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes (in its sole discretion) for any reason, including but not limited to, should 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 case of termination, Sponsor will select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate.  A purchase does not increase odds of winning.  Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism or for any other reason outside Sponsor’s reasonable control.  Sponsor reserves the right not to award a prize after three attempts to notify or verify a Winner were not successful.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

CAUTION: 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, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

10.  Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties.  IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES OR FACEBOOK BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $10.00. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”  WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

11. Disputes; Governing Law.  The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston.

THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the County of Suffolk in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

12.  Use of Data.  Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.ruelala.com/common/privacy.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledges that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

13. List of Winners. To obtain a list of Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by November 17, 2014 to: Retail Convergence.com, LP, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210, Attn: Marketing Department: Winner Confirmation Request – Rue La La Luxe Gift Center Showdown Sweepstakes.

14. Sponsor. Retail Convergence.com, LP, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210.

October 15, 2013