The #RueSprint: The Clock is Ticking

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We’re three days into the #RueSprint, and it’s only going to get better. Today’s can’t-miss pick? A La Mer women’s “Carpe Diem” watch to keep you on time for all those holiday parties.

But it’s only available through this link, for a mere 24 hours. Time to get a move on.

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November 29, 2012

Calling All Social Media Fans: The #RueSprint Is Coming

As if there wasn’t enough reason to keep your laptops and cell phones close by (those Instagram-worthy moments always happen on the fly), there’s now even more incentive to keep Facebook and Twitter up – at least when the boss isn’t looking.

Starting tomorrow, we’re debuting The Rue Sprint, an exclusive Boutique open to our social media fans only. Once a day over the course of the month, we’ll feature a so-good-you’ll-have-to-do-a-double-take product that will leave your friends green with envy – and your closet a whole lot happier.

Just keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter account, Facebook page, and here on the blog. Each day, The Rue Sprint link will be posted on one of those channels, meaning it’s the only way you’ll have access to these can’t-miss Boutiques (and you never know where it will show up next).

What are you hoping you’ll find in The Rue Sprint? Tell us in the comments, or tweet us with #RueSprint at @ruelala.

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November 26, 2012

Insider Tip: How to Snap Up That Rue Find, Fast

By now, you’re a pro at setting your reminders, which is great if all you want to do is brag to your friends that you were first into the Boutique. But Rue is all about the hunt.

There, in the 3rd row, is the dress that you can wear for your night out, your holiday party, and with a low-key blazer and boots. You freeze, careful not to scare it off. Is it in your size? It’s totally in your size. But there are only two left! Now what? You need to be the fastest to the draw!

Watching the piece you can wear 19 different ways get poached right in front of you only has to happen once. The burn and the anger and the outrage will stay with you all through your shopping career.

So it’s about time you put a stop to it all and discovered a way to snap that piece up – fast. I’m talking our steal-saving button: Quick! Buy It.  Those black over-the-knee boots? Quick! Buy It. The dress for your impending high school reunion? Quick! Buy It. Not Quick! Buying yet? Here’s how you get started:

Update your account. Fill in your billing address, shipping address, and payment method under the My Account tab. Concierge tip – if you send a gift to a different address, it will save as your new shipping default. Always give your preferred shipping a second glance – we’d hate for your order to be detoured!

Click three times. 1) When you find one of those pieces you’ve been wanting while shopping a Boutique, click on it. 2) Then click the pink Quick! Buy It. button. 3) Finally, click the Place Order button on the pop up, and that find is yours. With Rue 30, you only pay $9.95 for standard shipping once, so all your other purchases ship for free. Shop, click, repeat as necessary.

As a QBI master, you can stop worrying and start watching the “Success! Your Order is Confirmed” notices pile up.

By Amy Bootier, Customer Concierge Guru

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September 25, 2012

4 Tricks to Instantly Update Your Bed

Meet Eddie Ross, our new Home Editorial Director. That is, if you don’t already know him. Eddie’s a home aficionado. He’s worked for glossies like House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, and beyond – and did a two-season stint on Bravo’s Top Design.

Simply put, he knows his stuff (and is more than willing to dish his secrets). So, in honor of today’s bedroom-centric Boutiques, I jumped at the chance to get his take on the most important piece of furniture you own: your bed. Here, he talks everything from pattern mixing to the secret behind perfect sheets. Prop those pillows – your sleep space is in for a refresher.

Image via Miki Duisterhof 

Trick #1: It all begins with the bed.
“The easiest way to update your master suite is simply changing the bed. Now that we’re getting into the colder months, there are so many things you can do – put down a new, heavier duvet, add some more cozy pillows. One of the things I love about shopping on Rue is that you can afford to do this often. You can buy multiple high-end items, get two sets of sheets, and mix and match on your bed to create your own look.”

Trick #2: Have some fun with it. 
“Don’t be afraid to play with color and pattern. Right now I love mixing a pattern with a solid. But remember that if you have too much pattern on a bed, it can be overwhelming – kind of like a funhouse. Choose a patterned duvet, a tone-on-tone matte coverlet, and mix a couple patterned pillows in with solid-colored ones to add visual interest to your bed.”

Trick #3: Cozy things up with texture.
“I love to play with different textures. It’s great to have flannels and quilts and faux fur and ultra suede pillows. The whole room gets a more youthful look – it’s not so hotel-like. I love adding texture to a headboard, too. Take a simple upholstered headboard and throw a quilt over it to give it a different look. Or try a faux fur throw – drape it over the headboard and tuck it into the mattress in the back. It makes everything a little cozier.”

Trick #4: Know the secret to perfect sheets.
“Here’s a stylist secret: If there’s no time to iron those sheets, there’s nothing better than having ironed pillowcases. If you just iron your pillowcases – and maybe the top 12 inches of the sheets – you get all the luxury without the work. And don’t dry the sheets totally in the dryer. Dry them until they’re still a tad bit damp. When you put them on the bed after, it’s almost like they iron themselves out.”

Inspired? Updated your sleep space with help from our coza Boutique and Buyers’ Picks: 50 Amazing Duvets Boutique, open Tuesday, September 18, at 8PM ET.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor

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September 18, 2012

Welcome Back, Fashion’s Night Out

It’s arrived – the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right, fashion-lovers, New York Fashion Week is finally here. And kicking off this magical week is the fourth annual Fashion’s Night Out.

A little history: FNO is a global initiative sponsored by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. It was created to celebrate fashion, boost the industry’s economy during the recession, and pretty much just put the fun back in shopping (although, when has shopping ever been not fun?); it’s a night to enjoy all things stylish. The best part? There’s no need to book a trip to NYC to join in on the fashion chaos. From our hometown of Boston to L.A. and even Sydney, cities around the world are participating.

So pick up your official Fashion’s Night Out garb here, find out the event listings in your city (if you’re in Boston or NYC join us at Nanette Lepore), and get to shopping. And, if you’re not tuckered out by all the deals and celeb sightings – check back in with us tomorrow for more NYFW coverage.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

What are you doing for FNO? Share it in the comments below or tweet us @ruelala #NYFW #FNO.

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September 6, 2012

The Big Switch: Retire Your Summer Carry-All

We already know about a few perks of the coming fall months, but here’s one more. After a season filled with sunscreen, sand, and (hopefully) lots of traveling, your light summer handbag is probably due for a little R&R. I know mine is.

As far as I can tell, there isn’t an exact time to make the switch. My suggestion? Wait until around the third week in September. That way, the warmest of the late-summer days have passed and, with apple-picking season in full swing, people are really starting to get into the autumn state of mind. So you’ve got the time, now for the how:

Before packing it up:

  1. Clean it: Make sure to toss those old receipts and gum wrappers, then wipe it down with alcohol-free baby wipes so it’s as good as new next summer (or better yet, add the inevitable loose coins at the bottom to the new bag fund).
  2. Stuff it: Instead of stuffing your bag with tissue paper, try using bubble wrap. This alternative still helps your bag keep its shape but doesn’t attract moths.
  3. Bag it: Yes, those dust bags have an actual use. Keep your carry-all protected.
  4. Store it: Find a safe place to keep your bags until next year rolls around. Make sure it’s away from moisture and any direct sunlight.

 

Before breaking it out:

  1. Pick it: This season is all about structure. Choose a bag that’s bold enough to stand up to the trend, but still speaks to your personal style.
  2. Match it: To your body type, that is. That’s right, different bag shapes and sizes complement different body types.
      • Full upper half: Go with bags that accentuate your lower half to balance things out, like messenger and cross-body bags.
      • Full hips and legs: Pull the attention upward with a shorter strapped handbag that hits around your belly button.
      • Straight hips and waist: Add some dimension to your silhouette with a cross-body bag with bright colors and bold embellishments.
      • Curvy: Stick with oversized varieties in solid colors.
      • Petite: Seek out vertical-shaped bags with similar detailing to elongate your frame.
  3. Pack it: Stock up on all the essentials. Aside from the handbag staples, I suggest throwing in a few bobby pins, a compact pair of gloves (trust me on this – they come in handy as it gets cooler), band-aids, and a small wristlet.
  4. Flaunt it: Aside from becoming a regular Mary Poppins with your ready-for-anything additions, your perfectly seasonal arm candy will be the envy of, well, everyone.

 

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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August 29, 2012

Insider Tip: Beating the 11:07 Blues

We’ve all been there. You’re casually skimming your email at 11:07AM ET, and then suddenly: the panic. The horror. The dread. Your favorite, cannot-live-without, go-to brand is in the subject line of your Rue email. In a Boutique that opened seven whole minutes ago.

You click in, all the while saying silent prayers to the Fashion Gods, “I promise, if there are still jeans in my size, I will dry clean all my clothes like the labels instruct,” or, “Please, please, please, let those shoes I’ve been dying for be in there.”

Going into survival mode, you block out all distractions as you scroll through the Boutique. With every bar slide down, the SOLD OUT dots pile up, and you sit, deflated, kicking yourself (with your not-so-new shoes). How could you have missed this Boutique? You’ve been scheming entire outfits around it for days.

Here’s how to conquer the severe case of the 11:07’s:

Set an Email Reminder
After you’ve successfully placed your orders for the day, take a look at the calendar under “Coming Soon.”  Hovering over the brand that catches your eye, you’ll see a blue “Remind Me” link. Checking off a brand will shoot you an email two hours prior to the Boutique opening (it’s like your own personal assistant).

Receive a Text Message 
If you’re not glued to your inbox, an email might not cut it. In the same check off for email reminders, you can also receive SMS messages to your cell phone.

Schedule “Meeting” Time on Outlook 
In extreme cases, there have been the Confessions of a Business Woman: I have blocked off 11AM ET on my calendar and shut the door to my office. Even at Rue headquarters, there is furious shopping from conference rooms at 11AM ET.

Shop On-The-Go
Maybe you have class at 11AM. Maybe you have an appointment you can’t miss (or someone scheduled a meeting despite your Outlook block). You can always bring us with you by downloading our iPhone app – or if you’re more of the Droid/Blackberry type, hit us up on m.ruelala.com.

Let the squeals of joy begin.

By Amy Bootier, Customer Concierge Guru

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August 7, 2012

The Countdown to Shoe La La is On

 

When we announced our #ShoeLaLa sweepstakes on Thursday, we didn’t think for a second our Members would disappoint — and you haven’t. The stakes are high. Just take a look at the stunners above.

If you still haven’t shown us your shoes, just snap a photo of your favorite pair, then post it to Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. Be sure to tag us @ruelala and use the hashtag #shoelala so we can keep score.

The best part? Not only are you showing off your impeccable taste in footwear (and who doesn’t love that?), but one of you will walk — very stylishly — away with a $500 Credit, and 10 lucky runners-up will each win a $50 Credit. Let the games begin!

Shoe La La: Our Semi-Annual Shoe Sale opens Tuesday, July 31, at 11AM ET.

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July 28, 2012

Amped-Up Referral Benefits Terms and Conditions

You will continue to be eligible to receive the standard $10 Reward Credit within 24 – 48 hours from when each of your friends’ first order ships (an “Initial Order”). After an Initial Order, if the friend that made the Initial Order completes another purchase on Rue La La in a given month (each, a “Subsequent Purchase”), you will receive seven (7) consecutive days (the “Free Ship Period”) of free standard shipping* (“Free Shipping”).  Limit of one Free Ship Period for multiple purchases by the same friend in a given month. You can only earn a maximum of four weeks of Free Shipping per month.  Within the first two weeks after the end of each month during the promotion period, we will send you an email that includes your Free Shipping results for the prior month (the “Free Ship Email”).

If you are participating in The Rue 365® or The Rue 30 when your friend makes a Subsequent Purchase, any Free Shipping earned via this referral benefit promotion will be applied at the beginning of the month following the Subsequent Purchase, and will extend the term of the available shipping period under your account for The Rue 365 or The Rue 30, as applicable.

If you are not participating in The Rue 365 or The Rue 30 when your friend makes a Subsequent Purchase, the Free Ship Period will start on the date that we send the Free Ship Email and the Free Shipping will automatically expire at the end of the Free Ship Period.

*Some special product, order, and/or handling fees, and/or taxes may still apply to certain purchases. If only some items in an order are eligible for free standard shipping, applicable shipping charges will be charged for the ineligible items. Rue La La return policies apply to all returns of eligible items that were purchased using this promotion.

This promotion is not transferrable. Rue La La reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion, including any remaining Free Shipping provided under this promotion, at any time for any reason and without notice. In the event of a cancelation of this promotion, we will send you a final Free Ship Email (for your Free Shipping activity in the calendar month preceding the cancelation). Rue La La reserves the right to revoke or prohibit your participation in this promotion for any reason, at any time, in our sole discretion, without notice, including when we suspect fraud or misuse. Rue La La’s determination of any Free Ship Periods is final.

Use of the ruelala.com website and this promotion are also governed by our Terms of Use, as well as all other applicable terms, conditions, limitations, and requirements on the ruelala.com website.


May 9, 2012

Rue La La Spring Sweepstakes, Presented by V.me by Visa

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE, OBLIGATION, OR ENROLLMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR ENROLLMENT 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.

1. Eligibility. Participation in the Rue La La  Spring Sweepstakes. (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are aged 18 or older at time of entry.  Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.  Employees, officers and directors of Retail Convergence.com, LP (“Sponsor”) and each of their respective 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. Sweepstakes Entry Period: Entry begins on or about 11:00AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on April 23, 2014 and ends at 11:00AM ET on April 27, 2014, unless extended or shortened by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).  Each day’s drawing period will consist of 24 hours starting from 11:00AM ET (the “Drawing Period”). Sponsor’s clock shall be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.

3. How to Enter:

Entry Method 1 – Using V.me by Visa. Make a purchase on Rue La La during each Drawing Period using V.me for an automatic entry into the Sweepstakes. There are no fees to register for and use V.me when making a purchase on Rue La La. Entrants are subject to all notices posted including but not limited to the Sponsor’s privacy policy. Incomplete or inaccurate orders made via V.me shall be deemed void.

Entry Method 2 – Via Email. To enter online without making a purchase, send an email to Vmesweeps@ruelala.com and include your first and last name, the email address associated with your Rue La La account, your phone number and your current address. Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s privacy policy. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder (as defined below in Paragraph #9) of the email address submitted at the time of entering. Entrants who spam for the purpose of gaining extra entries into the Sweepstakes will have all their entries disqualified and voided.

Limit: One entry per person per Drawing Period.  Decisions of the Sponsor are final relating to all aspects of the online entry process and results. Sponsor may void any entry if entrant or related parties violates any of the terms and conditions attached to the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules.

4. Random Drawing/Odds. One winner per Drawing Period (collectively, the “Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received for a total of four (4) Winners. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 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. Prizes:  One (1) Winner per Drawing Period will receive a $500.00 Rue La La Account Credit. Rue La La Account Credits are subject to the terms and conditions listed below. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes is two thousand dollars ($2,000.00).

Application and Expiration of Rue La La Account Credits. Winners must be Rue La La Members. Rue La La will credit each Winner’s Rue La La account in the amount of the applicable Rue La La Account Credit. Account Credits are not valid for prior purchases or balances. Account Credit must be used within thirty (30) calendar days after the Account Credit is deposited into the Winner’s Rue La La account (the “Account Credit Period”). Upon expiration of the applicable Account Credit Period, any unused Account Credit will automatically expire. Offer not transferable, not exchangeable, not redeemable for cash, and is void where prohibited by law. Account Credit is subject to Rue La La’s Terms of Use located at www.ruelala.com/common/terms#promocardterms.

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 acknowledge 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 winners 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. Prize Notification. Winners will be notified by email on or about April 28, 2014 and may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and W9 within forty-eight (48) hours of prize notification. If any Winner cannot be contacted within forty-eight (48) 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.

Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof that such party is the authorized account holder of the V.me account associated with the entry.

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.

8. Release. By participating, each entrant and Winner agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the Released Parties 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, 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 (i) any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize or (ii) any damages, taxes, or expenses that any Winner might incur as a result of this Sweepstakes or receipt of prize. Each Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize.

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 nor Released Parties 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 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 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 any reason outside Sponsor’s reasonable control. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INCOMPATIBILITY OF ENTRANT’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY WITH SPONSOR’S HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR BROWSER TECHNOLOGY.

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 SPONSOR OR RELEASED PARTIES 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 OR APPLICATIONS 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 May 31, 2014 to: Retail Convergence.com, LP, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210, Attn: Marketing Department: Winner Confirmation Request – Rue La La Spring  Sweepstakes.

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

15. Questions? Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via email to: atyourservice@ruelala.com.

V.me by Visa is an offering of Visa U.S.A, Inc. and subject to the Terms of Service at https://www.v.me/pages/terms. For information about Visa’s privacy practices in connection with V.me, please read the V.me privacy policy at https://www.v.me/pages/privacy. Visa is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes. All rights reserved.


April 23, 2012