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About Sara

Sara works in the marketing and social media departments at Tea. She's an avid animal lover, proud (and slightly crazy) cat owner, and general enthusiast for adventure! A Midwestern born & raised gal turned New Yorker, then Bostonian, and now, finally, a California girl, Sara's loving the Cali sun, mountainous landscape, and taco trucks but hasn't yet traded in saying 'wicked' for 'hella.' She hopes to one day swim with sharks, visit Croatia, and complete a marathon.

December 5, 2011

Tea’s Global Children’s Clothes Donation

On November 28th and 29th, Tea donated one piece of clothing to the Global Fund for Children for every order placed online or at a Tea retailer.  The Global Fund for Children is an organization that helps advance the dignity of at-risk children by supporting and strengthening grass root groups and effectively utilizing media to highlight the disparities experienced by this demographic.

Through your purchases and the help of the Global Fund for Children, Tea was able to donate over 2,500 articles of clothing to the following organizations:

  1. Jamghat- Located in New Delhi, India, Jamghat provides a safe and supportive environment for street children to enable them to evolve physically and emotionally.
  2. Baoji Xinxing-Baoji Xinxing provides rehabilitation, education, recreation, and vocational skills to street children in central China.
  3. Associação Excola-Helping children in the heart of downtown Rio de Janeiro, Associação Excola works to empower youth living on the streets to make long-term positive changes in their lives.
  4. Homeless Children’s Playtime Project-Located in the District of Columbia, Homeless Children’s Playtime Project nurtures healthy child development and reduces the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs.
  5. The Associate of Children and youth with Disabilities- Based in Moldova, this organizations provides direct support for children with multiple disabilities through an annual integration summer camp.
  6. Maison de la Gare St. Louis (MDGSL)- A child-oriented organization located in Senegal that works to promote the social and economic integration of talibés, young boys who are sent by their families to urban areas to study the Qu’ran but often end up being subjected to conditions akin to slavery and forced labor

 

We’re thrilled that our loyal fans helped us award these organizations with such a meaningful donation. Tea Collection supports the Global Fund for Children because they also work to celebrate cultures around the world.   How do you give back? Share your thoughts about charitable giving in the comments section below.

Learn more about Tea’s work with the Global Fund for Children.  Proceeds from our Little Citizens line are donated to the Global Fund for Children.

December 2, 2011

Alebrije Cultural Activity Printout

Yesterday we let you know the behind the design story of the alebrijes hiding on Tea’s graphic tees.  Today we want you to let your imagination wander and help us create the alebrijes of your dreams.

Color in the alebrijes below and post it in the blog post comments section or post it on our Facebook!  We want to see all the fun colors you can dream up for this coyote and pony alebrije!

Free Coloring Book PageFree Coloring Book Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download your activity printout here: Alebrije Coyote or Albrije Pony.

November 30, 2011

Behind the Design: Alebrijes Graphic Tees

Behind the Design Wednesdays: Every week Tea writes about our designers’ inspiration for our current collection of clothing. Explore all of our Behind the Design posts.

Mexican artists continually represent the creatures of their imaginations in alebrijes, which are brightly-colored sculptures of fantastical creatures.  We saw alebrijes throughout our Mexico trip; some were small enough to fit in the size of our palm while others spanned the length of the street!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Modern Mexico children’s clothes line is filled with our interpretations of alebrijes.  Check out these ones hiding out in style on our graphic tees!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which alebrijes Tea creation is your favorite?  Check back tomorrow for a fun children’s alebrijes cultural activity printout.

Explore all of our graphic tee options for girls and boys.


November 29, 2011

Holiday Decorating Made Easy (And Fun!)

We’re excited to have Stephanie, a Marketing Manager for Children’s Books from Chronicle Books guest posting on our blog today. Chronicle Books publishes distinctive books, gifts and stationery for children and adults.

One of my favorite things about this time of year is getting the house decorated and ready for the holidays. Decorations come in all different shapes, sizes and styles from hand strung popcorn and cranberry garlands to glittering ornaments brought back from far away countries.  Although decorations vary from family to family, one thing’s for sure – it’s hard not to enjoy a decorated house.

An easy, but satisfying, decorating project is to make Shimmering Snowflakes from Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids.  In just a few easy steps, you can create your own fun decorations to hang off the mantle or decorate the tree.  I made a few of these Shimmering Snowflakes this weekend and can’t wait to hang them up!

Shimmering Snowflakes Instructions

You can make these pretty snowflakes as simple or complex as you like.  To make them smaller or larger, simply adjust the length of your pipe cleaners to the size and design of your snowflake.  For a more traditional look, use white pipe cleaners, or add some pizzazz by using multicolored ones.  Hang them in the window, off the mantel, or on the tree!  The diagram will help you with the simple process, but once you begin, it becomes rudimentary.

MATERIALS (FOR ONE SNOWFLAKE)

6 silver or gold pipe cleaners (each 12 in) cut into the following lengths: 3 pieces –  6 inches, 6 pieces – 3 inches, 6 pieces – 2.5 inches, 6 pieces 2 inches

Needle-nose pliers

Shark scissors or wire cutters

Piece of silver or gold Christmas metallic elastic wrapping cord about 10 inches long

1. Join the three long pieces of pipe cleaner by twisting the

centers together and then stretching the spokes out. This

will create a six-pointed star. To be sure that the pipe

cleaners are securely attached, press the twisted area with

the needle-nose pliers.

2. Begin the spoke design by taking a 3-inch/7.5-cm piece of

pipe cleaner, placing it midway on one of the arms, and

wrapping it around the arm so that the pieces cross. Make

sure each spoke projects an equal distance on either side

of the arm; if necessary, trim the ends with scissors.

Secure with pliers. Repeat with the rest of the arms to

create all six spokes.

3. Repeat the process above with the next-longest pieces,

positioning them slightly above the first set of spokes.

4. Finally, repeat the process a third time with the remaining

pieces, adding them near the tips of the arms.

5. When you’re ready to hang the snowflakes, wrap a piece of

ribbon around one of the arms—tying it close to the middle

of the arm is best for balance—then gather the ribbon to

the back and tie the ends to make a loop.

Once the decorations and stories have put you and your little ones in the holiday mood, it’s time to celebrate!  And what would be better than a new holiday outfit to celebrate the Holiday Season?  Tea’s festive outfits and Chronicle’s seasonal books offer easy ways to prepare for the holidays.  How do you decorate for the holidays?   Share your answer in our comments section to be entered to win a Tea Collection holiday girls dress or a holiday boys outfit and Holiday Crafting & Baking with Kids, Follow the Star and Snow Baby.

Be sure to shop Chronicle Books wide selection of holiday stories this season.  Learn more by following their blog or by visiting their Facebook and Twitter.

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Congrats to Carmen Van Deursen, who will be winning the Tea holiday outfit of her choice and three great festive books from Chronicle Books. Chronicle Books wants to ensure that everyone has a chance to shop their great selection of holiday books so they are offering an exclusive promo for Studio T fans.  Use the promo code TEA11 to receive a 25% discount on your Chronicle Books purchase.  Hurry, this promo code expires 12/9/2011!

Thank you everyone for sharing your holiday decorating traditions!  Subscribe to our Studio T blog to learn about new contests, behind the design features, and all things Tea!



November 21, 2011

Vacationing in Barcelona & Discovering Tea

To help everyone at Tea “go there,” we make a yearly contribution to each employee for international travel and exploration. Upon their return, our Tea travelers write blog posts to share their adventures with all of us (and the world).

Margaret, who works in planning & operations, recently returned from a trip to Barcelona. Check out her adventures!

Usually when I go on vacation, it’s about relaxing and enjoying my time – and getting away from work for a bit! However, on my recent vacation to Spain, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Tea on a daily basis.  Everywhere I went,  I saw something that reminded me of our Catalonia Collection from last spring!

On my first morning in Barcelona, I stepped out the subway right next to La Sagrada Familia Basilica (pictured below). I recognized it immediately – cranes and all – from our Construccion Graphic Boys Tee.  I soon discovered that Gaudi’s idea of a church was much different from other cathedrals that I’ve visited in Europe. The inside reminded me of a colorful, whimsical forest, with trees holding up the roof, and light streaming in through a myriad of stained glass windows.

La Sagrada Familia BasilicaLa Sagrada Familia Basilica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was only the beginning of a series of Gaudi masterpieces that I discovered in Barcelona.  I visited La Pedrera – a residential building built by Gaudi for a wealthy client.  In La Pedrera,  I saw the hanging chain sculpture that Gaudi used, which was featured in a picture in our Spring catalog.

I also discovered the beautiful tile work by Luis Montaner at the Palau de la Musica and the Sant Pau hospital. This tile work inspired the Montaner Flora girls top, the super popular El Palau Tile shift girls dress, and several other of the mosaic-style tops from Spring.

Palua de la Musica

On my last day in Barcelona, it was unusually warm and sunny as I visited Park Guell.  I was immediately drawn to the giant mosaic lizard at the entrance.  Again- I thought of our graphic boys tees with the mosaic-inspired animals and bright colors.

Park Guell Mosaic Lizard

It was a fantastic trip, and wish it could have lasted longer…but I eventually had to return to Fall 2011 (Mexico) and go back to work.  Thanks to Tea for helping sponsor my trip abroad!

November 18, 2011

Jaguar & Butterfly Masks: Activity Download

Mexico is filled with wonderful creatures- such as the Jaguar which inspired our Jaguar Mask Boys Tee and the Monarch Butterfly which inspired our Butterfly Girls shirt.  At Tea, we want to bring our designs to life- literally!  Download the masks below and have fun watching your child color their character mask and then transform into either a fierce jaguar or a playful butterfly!

We want in on the fun.  Post a picture of your child wearing the finished mask in our comments section below.

November 11, 2011

Give the Gift that Gives Back: Little Citizens Pajamas

The holiday rush is upon us.  This year, in the midst of all the gift-buying, wrapping, cooking, traveling, and relatives, Tea wants you to take a moment to focus on the core of the holiday:  giving and gratitude.

At Tea, we’re thankful for our continued success, our loyal fan base, and our dedicated, creative staff.  We’re also thankful that we all have food, shelter, and most importantly, our families.  We know that this isn’t the case for many people in the world and that’s why we believe in giving back by donating 50% of all proceeds from our Little Citizens line to the Global Fund for Children.

 

This holiday by purchasing our Little Citizen pajamas for all the little citizens on your shopping list, you will also be donating to the Global Fund for Children– an organization that works to advance the dignity of vulnerable children and youth by supporting and strengthening grass root groups and effectively utilizing media to highlight the disparities experienced by this demographic.

Give the greatest gift of all; partner with Tea as we work with the Global Fund for Children to ensure all the little citizens of the world have a voice.  Explore our Little Citizens girls pajamas and boys pajamas today. (View the inspiration and pajamas picture in behind the design.)

This year, how do you plan to give back?  Please share your stories of giving and gratitude below in our comments section.

September 27, 2011

Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES
“Welcome Baby”
with Tea + Honest + timi & leslie

PLEASE REVIEW THESE OFFICIAL RULES BEFORE ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES. NO PAYMENT OR PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PAYMENT OR PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: The “Welcome Baby” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Tea Collection, 1 Arkansas Street, Studio B, San Francisco, CA 94107,The Honest Company, 1550 17th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, and timi & leslie, c/o Essentials Brands, Inc. 154 East Central Street, Suite 202, Natick, MA 01760 (together, the “Sponsors”) and administered by Offerpop, 25 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018(“Administrator”). By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules (the “Rules”) and by the decisions of the Sponsors and Administrator, which shall be made in their sole and absolute discretion and are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of California and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. The Sweepstakes is also governed by the privacy policies of Tea Collection (http://www.teacollection.com/static/privacy-policy.html), The Honest Company (https://www.honest.com/privacy), and timi & leslie (http://www.shoptimiandleslie.com/privacy-policy.aspx) (the “Privacy Policies”), although the Rules will govern in the event of any conflict between the Privacy Policies and the Rules.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to natural persons who, as of September 27, 2012, are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, have a Facebook account, are at least 18 years of age, and have internet access. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, dealerships (including retail stores), suppliers, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies are not eligible to enter or win, nor are immediate family members or household members. “Immediate family members” means parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and spouses. “Household members” means those people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
  3. HOW TO ENTER: No payment or purchase is necessary, and a payment or purchase will not increase your chances of winning. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 am PT on Thursday, September  27, 2012. To enter, go to http://www.facebook.com/teacollection (the “Application) and click on the Facebook tab that reads “Baby Sweeps.” Then choose the bundle of your choice. Once you choose a bundle, you will be directed to a sign up page where you will be asked to enter your first name, last name, and email address and agree to the Official Rules. Once you sign up, you will be directed to a “Thank you” page. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT on October 8, 2012 (the “Deadline”). Proof of submission is not proof of receipt, and the Administrator’s designated computer is the only valid official time-keeping devices for the Sweepstakes.

    For each bundle, there is a limit of one (1) entry per person and one (1) entry per email address. Multiple entries received from any person or email address after the first entry received from that person or email address will be void. Entries without all of the required information will be disqualified. In addition, Sponsors and Administrator will have no responsibility for, and will have the right to refuse in their sole and complete discretion, any mass entries or reproductions, any entries that have been tampered with, and any entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, misdirected, damaged, inaccurate, or incomplete, whether due to Internet or email server failure or otherwise. Sponsors, Administrator and their agents are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the entries. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Sweepstakes without prior notification. Any attempt at entry except as above stated is void. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. The Administrator has the right to disqualify any entry that is not in compliance with these Rules, including all eligibility requirements.

    The Administrator will be collecting personal data about participants when they register and enter the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to all of the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy. It is the entrant’s responsibility to inform the Administrator if the entrant’s contact information changes after the entry is submitted. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered on the date the entry is submitted.

  4. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Potential winners (“Potential Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing by the Administrator or its designee. Drawings will happen on or about October 9, 2012. Each Potential Winner will be notified by email using the email address provided in the Sweepstakes entry (“Prize Notification”) and each Potential Winner must respond by email within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Prize Notification (the “Prize Deadline”), with Potential Winner’s full name and a mailing address (“Mailing Information”) where Sponsor can send his/her Prize (if warranted), and a Declaration or Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release in a form acceptable to the Administrator (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Documents”). The mailing address must be a street address (no P.O. Boxes). If any Potential Winner does not respond to the Prize Notification by the Prize Deadline, such Potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Potential Winner (for each unclaimed Prize) will be selected from all remaining eligible entries received for the original drawing. Sponsors and Administrator are not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of Potential Winners’ to receive their Prize Notification or for Sponsors or Administrator to receive Potential Winners’ response and/or Sweepstakes Documents. Return of any Prize Notification or Sweepstakes Documents as undeliverable, the inability of Sponsor or Administrator to contact a Potential Winner, the failure of a Potential Winner to contact Sponsor or Administrator in a timely manner, the inability of a Potential Winner to accept or receive the Prize for any reason, and/or the non-acceptance by a Potential Winner of any Prize for any reason will result in disqualification of such Potential Winner, and alternate Potential Winner(s) will be selected randomly from all remaining eligible entries received. Potential Winners who receive Prizes are known as the “Winners”.
  5. PRIZES:
    Bundle One Prize: One (1) Bundle One Prize Winner will receive (1)  of each clothing item featured in the bundle of their choice from teacollection.com (clothing approximately valued at $74 total) , (1) diaper bag from timiandleslie.com approximately valued at $159.99 and (1) Honest Diaper Bundle approximately valued at $79.95. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Bundle One Prize: $313.94). Bundle One Prize Winner will be responsible for any and all local, state and/or federal taxes, as well as any other any costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize not included in the Bundle One Prize package. All prize details will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

    Bundle Two Prize: One (1) Bundle Two Prize Winner will receive (1) of each clothing item featured in bundle of their choice from teacollection.com (clothing approximately valued at $72 total), (1) diaper bag from timiandleslie.com approximately valued at $169.99, and (2) Honest Family Essentials Bundles, together valued at $71.90 (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Bundle Two Prize: $313.89). Bundle Two Prize Winner will be responsible for any and all local, state and/or federal taxes, as well as any other any costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize not included in the Bundle Two Prize package. All prize details will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

    Bundle Three Prize: One (1) Bundle Three Prize Winner will receive (1) of each clothing item featured in bundle of their choice from teacollection.com (clothing approximately valued at $74 total), (1) diaper bag from timiandleslie.com approximately valued at $169.99, and (1) Honest Diaper Bundle approximately valued at $79.95. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Bundle Three Prize: $323.94). Bundle Three Prize Winner will be responsible for any and all local, state and/or federal taxes, as well as any other any costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize not included in the Bundle Three Prize package. All prize details will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

Bundle Four Prize: One (1) Bundle Four Prize Winner will receive (1) of each clothing item featured in bundle of their choice from teacollection.com (clothing approximately valued at $74 total), (1) diaper bag from timiandleslie.com approximately valued at $149.99, and (2) Honest Family Essentials Bundles, together valued at $71.90 (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Bundle Four Prize: $295.89). Bundle Four Prize Winner will be responsible for any and all local, state and/or federal taxes, as well as any other any costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize not included in the Bundle Four Prize package. All prize details will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

Bundle Five Prize: One (1) Bundle Five Prize Winner will receive (1) of each clothing item featured in bundle of their choice from teacollection.com (clothing approximately valued at $86 total), (1) diaper bag from timiandleslie.com approximately valued at $169.99, and (1) Honest Diaper Bundle approximately valued at $79.95. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Bundle Three Prize: $335.94). Bundle Five Prize Winner will be responsible for any and all local, state and/or federal taxes, as well as any other any costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize not included in the Bundle Five Prize package. All prize details will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

  1. PRIZE CONDITIONS: Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. All prize values are stated in United States dollars. Selection and specifics of all prizes will be determined at the Sponsors’ and Administrator’s sole discretion. If a stated prize is unavailable, Sponsors and Administrator have the right to substitute one or more items of equal or greater value, in their sole and absolute discretion. Winners are not entitled to any surplus between the actual retail value of his/her prize and its stated ARV. No cash redemption or prize substitution or exchange allowed. All prizes are non-transferable. Winners will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, local or other statutes, regulations, and other laws and for bearing any VAT, withholding taxes, personal income taxes, customs duties or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to any prize.

    ALL PRIZES, AND ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR ITEMS PURCHASED WITH ANY PRIZE, ARE PROVIDED AND AWARDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. SPONSORS AND ADMINISTRATOR DO NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, OR ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE OR ITEM PURCHASED WITH ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the prizes, and any products, services or items purchased with the prizes, are at the Winners’ sole risk and Sponsors and Administrator are not responsible for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of any of the prizes or any products, services or items purchased with the prizes. Prizes will be awarded by email, U.S. Mail, Federal Express, UPS and/or other shipping method, in Administrator’s and/or its prize suppliers’ sole discretion, using the information provided in the Sweepstakes Entry.

  2. REPRESENTATIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant represents and warrants that: (a) the entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Sweepstakes; (b) in entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant has complied with and will comply in all respects with these Rules and all applicable statutes, regulations and other laws; and (c) the information provided in the entrant’s entry, including without limitation all contact information, is true, accurate and complete in all respects.
  3. GRANT OF RIGHTS: By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name and/or likeness (voice, biographical information, city and state of residence, statements, photograph, and recording) for advertising and promotional purposes (including, but not limited to, use on Sponsors’ web site and/or Facebook pages without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law).
  4. RELEASE: All decisions of Sponsors and Administrator are final and binding; and entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. To the maximum extent permitted by law, by entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsors, Administrator, the prize manufacturers or suppliers, any other entities involved in the administration of the Sweepstakes, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (the “Sponsor Parties“) from any and all responsibility, liability, damages (including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, statutory and other damages), losses, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to: (a) the Sweepstakes and participation in the Sweepstakes by the entrant; (b) any violation by the entrant of these Rules or applicable laws; (c) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize or any product, service, or item purchased with any prize; (d) any entries that have been tampered with or that are misdirected, incomplete, non-conforming, corrupt, lost, late, or ineligible; (e) any problems or technical malfunctions (including but not limited to errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, cable, satellite, network, hardware, online system, server, software, or other equipment or provider, including any incorrect, incomplete, garbled or jumbled information resulting therefrom; (f) any Internet traffic congestion or website accessibility or delays; (g) printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (h) any other technical or human error that may occur in connection with the Sweepstakes (the “Causes“). If anyone makes any claim against any of the Sponsor Parties arising out of or relating to any of the Causes attributable to the entrant, the entrant will pay for any damages, losses, liabilities, costs, penalties, and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ and experts’ fees and costs, incurred in connection with such claim. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE SPONSOR PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED.

10.  USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: In order to participate in this Sweepstakes, participants will be required to supply certain information about themselves. Sponsors have specified which information is mandatory in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, each participant agrees that such information can be used (a) by Administrator in connection with administering the Sweepstakes and (b) by Sponsors as set forth in the Privacy Policies.

11.  CHANGES; TERMINATION: Sponsors reserve the right to make changes or additions to these Rules and/or extend the dates of this Sweepstakes for any reason at any time. Sponsors’ and/or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Sponsors reserve the right to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes at any time and for any reason their its sole discretion, including without limitation in the event of fraud, abuse, tampering, or technical, administrative, financial or other difficulties. In such cases, Administrator will post notice on the Web Site. Should the Sweepstakes terminate prior to selection of a winner, an alternate means of awarding the prizes will be announced on the Web Site.

12.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

13.  DISPUTES: Each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court in San Francisco, California; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys fees and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages (other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.

14.  MISCELLANEOUS: If any part of these Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of Sponsor, and the remaining parts of these Rules will remain in full force and effect. Nothing contained herein or in any of the Contest related materials should be construed as an endorsement by Sponsors of any third party, product or service.

15.  WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: For a list of Winners or a copy of the Official Rules, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Tea Collection “Welcome Baby,” Winner’s List/Official Rules, to be received no later than October 15, 2012. Winners’ lists will be sent once all Winners have been verified and Prizes have been awarded.

Sponsored by Tea Collection, 1 Arkansas Street, Studio B, San Francisco, CA 94107 The Honest Company 1550 17th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 and timi & leslie c/o Essentials Brands, Inc. 154 East Central Street, Suite 202, Natick, MA 01760

 

August 8, 2011

Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

“Back-to-School Sweepstakes”

with Tea & Chronicle Books

 

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

 

  1. SPONSORS: Tea Collection, 1 Arkansas Street, Studio B, San Francisco, CA 94107 Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 (“Sponsors”). Although the sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is administered through a Facebook interface, Facebook is not affiliated with this promotion and does not endorse or sponsor this promotion in any way.

 

  1. ADMINISTRATOR: Offerpop, 25 West 36th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10018 (“Administrator”).

 

  1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents in all of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who (1) have a Facebook account, (2) are eighteen (18) years of age or older, and (3) have Internet access. The Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, all other U.S. territories and possessions and wherever prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Employees of Tea Collection, Chronicle Books, and Offerpop and their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries and any of their agents, advertising, promotional and other agencies, and the immediate families (parents, siblings, children and spouse) and persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/directors/officers are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a Prize (each and collectively, “Prize(s)”).

 

 

  1. HOW TO ENTER: This Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time (“PT”) on Thursday, August 9, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on August 19, 2012 (the “Sweepstakes Period”), according to Administrator’s time clock. To enter this Sweepstakes, please access the sweepstakes application at www.facebook.com/teacollection and complete the entry process. You may be required to “Like” the Tea Collection Facebook Fan page (if you have already “Liked” Tea Collection on Facebook, you will not be required to repeat this action).  You may alternately, or also be required to, input your name and email address on a separate form page. The order of these steps may vary. These steps will enter you in the “Back-to-School Sweepstakes.” You may also enter through a referral post/message/invitation on Facebook. If your entry (“Like”) is based on a referral from someone on Facebook, you must enter the Sweepstakes directly through the referrer’s Facebook post/message, and follow/complete the online entry process in order for the referrer to receive credit for your Entry. Only one Entry per email address and natural person is allowed during the Sweepstakes Period. Valid Entries must be submitted via the online method as described above. All Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period as determined by the computer time on Sponsors’ server. Any attempt by a participant to obtain more than the allowable Entries by using multiple/different e-mail addresses or Facebook accounts, identities or any other online methods will void all of that participant’s entries.

To be eligible to unlock the additional reward entrants must refer a minimum of three friends to enter the contest. Referrals must enter via a special link that will be generated by the Administrator’s app at the time of sign up. Entrants may share this link via Facebook wall post, Twitter tweet or email. Once a minimum of referred friends enter the contest, the original entrant may return to the sweepstakes to “unlock” their entry.

 

By entering the sweepstakes, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Sponsors reserve the right to verify eligibility of all entrants. Illegible and/or incomplete Entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Sponsors, Administrator and their agents are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected Entries, for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the Entries. Proof of entering information at website does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Sweepstakes without prior notification. Use of computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic, automatic and other similar means to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited and may result in the disqualification of Entries and/or the entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered on the date the Entry is submitted. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

  1. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing by Tea Collection or their designee, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes (“Potential Winners”). Winner drawings will happen on or about August 20, 2012. Each Potential Winner will be notified by email using the email address provided in the Sweepstakes Entry (“Prize Notification”) and each Potential Winner must respond by email within seven (7) calendar days of the date of the Prize Notification (the “Deadline”), with Potential Winner’s full name and a mailing address (“Mailing Information”), where Sponsor can send his/her Prize (if warranted), a Declaration or Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Documents”). The mailing address must be a street address (no P.O. Boxes). If any Potential Winner does not respond to the Prize Notification by the Deadline, such Potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Potential Winner (for each unclaimed Prize) will be selected from all remaining eligible entries received for the original drawing. Once Sponsor or Administrator receives each Potential Winner’s Mailing Information, a set of Sweepstakes Documents will be sent to each Potential Winner via overnight mail or email. Each Potential Winner must sign and return the Sweepstakes Documents by email or postmarked within seven (7) calendar days of the date the Potential Winner received the Sweepstakes Documents, or the Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Potential Winner selected for each such unclaimed Prize. Sponsors and Administrator are not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of Potential Winners’ to receive their Prize Notification or for Sponsors or Administrator to receive Potential Winners’ response and/or Sweepstakes Documents. Return of any Prize Notification or Sweepstakes Documents as undeliverable, the inability of Sponsor or Administrator to contact a Potential Winner, the failure of a Potential Winner to contact Sponsor or Administrator in a timely manner, the inability of a Potential Winner to accept or receive the Prize for any reason, and/or the non-acceptance by a Potential Winner of any Prize for any reason will result in disqualification of such Potential Winner, and alternate Potential Winner(s) will be selected randomly from all remaining eligible entries received. Potential Winners who receive Prizes are known as the “Winners”.

 

  1. PRIZES:
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)
First Prize (1) $250 Tea Gift Certificate & $250 worth of Chronicle Books from the children’s section. $500
Top 5 Referrer Prize Each of the top 5 referrers will receive a wardrobe set of their choice from Tea & a book set from Chronicle Books valued at $75 from the children’s section. $225 Retail value 

 

Secret Prize $75 Tea Gift Certificate & a book set from Chronicle valued at $55 from the children’s section. $130

 

 

  1. PRIZE CONDITIONS: First Prize includes a $250 Tea Collection gift certificate and $250 worth of Chronicle Books.  The Tea Collection gift certificate is redeemable at teacollection.com only and can be combined with other offers.  Chronicle Books will work with the grand prize winner to determine which book set best fits their needs and age range. The top 5 referrers will receive the wardrobe set of their choice from Tea. Chronicle will work with the top 5 referrers to pick out a book set valued at $75 that best fits the referrers needs and age range. The secret Prize is a $75 Tea Collection gift certificate which is redeemable at teacollection.com only and can be combined with other offers. Chronicle Books will work with the secret prize winner to determine which book set best fits their needs and age range. Selection and specifics of all Prizes will be determined at the Sponsors’ sole discretion. All Prizes are subject to availability. Winners are not entitled to any surplus between the actual retail value of his/her Prize and its stated ARV; and any difference between the stated ARV and actual value of the Prize will not be awarded. No cash redemption or Prize substitution allowed. All Prizes are non-transferable. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. All Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the Prizes are at the Winners’ sole risk and Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of any of the Prizes. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to verify eligibility of all Winners. Prizes will be awarded by email, U.S. Mail, Federal Express, UPS and/or other shipping method, in Sponsor’s and/or its Prize suppliers’ sole discretion, using the information provided in the Sweepstakes Entry. All Prize Winners must complete and timely return the Sweepstakes Documents in order to receive his/her Prize. If any Winner is unable to participate in or accept a Prize or any portion of a Prize for any reason, Sponsor and Administrator shall have no further obligation to such Winner. Any and all activities related to each Prize are at the Winner’s own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. Referral Prizes will not be awarded to those Winners who are not referred entrants.

 

  1. TAXES AND COSTS RELATED TO THE PRIZES: All applicable taxes and fees and any license and delivery charges are the sole responsibility of the Winner. All expenses and incidentals and other applicable taxes or charges not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the responsibility of the Winner. Each Winner may be issued a 1099 tax form for the ARV of the Prize.

 

  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting a Prize, participants agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules, the decisions of the Sponsors , Administrator and/or their designees, and the Privacy Policies of Tea Collection (http://www.teacollection.com/static/privacy-policy.html), Chronicle Books (http://www.chroniclebooks.com/privacy-policy) and Offerpop (http://offerpop.com/SitePrivacy.psp) (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsors and Administrator and their respective parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, together with their respective employees, directors, officers, licensees, licensors, shareholders, attorneys and agents including, without limitation, their respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, judging or administration of the Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims, demands, damages, losses, liabilities, costs or expenses caused by, arising out of, in connection with, or related to their participation in the Sweepstakes and/or their participation in any Prize-related activities (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s) and/or the awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of any Prize or participation in any Prize-related activities); and (c) to be contacted by Sponsors and/or Administrator via e-mail. By accepting a Prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name and/or likeness (voice, biographical information, city and state of residence, statements, photograph, recordings, and any information available on their Facebook page) for advertising and promotional purposes (including, but not limited to, use on Sponsors’ web site and/or Facebook pages without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law). Sponsors reserve the right to make changes or additions to these Official Rules and/or extend the dates of this Sweepstakes for any reason at any time. Sponsors’ and/or Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

 

  1. RELEASE. All decisions of Sponsor and Administrator are final and binding; and entrants agree to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law. By accepting a Prize, each Winner agrees to release the Released Parties from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of Prize or participation in any Prize-related activities. Sponsors reserve the right to use the Sweepstakes for publicity purposes in any media, and to use the name, likeness, and hometown name and/or Prize information of selected entrants as part of that publicity, without any compensation or prior review unless prohibited by law. Any such use with respect to minors shall be subject to prior approval of parent or legal guardian. Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of selected entrants, and selected entrants who are U.S. residents may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the ARV of any awarded Prize. This Sweepstakes is void outside the continental US, Alaska and Hawaii, and where prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violating these Official Rules. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a Prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and Administrator disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes, and reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor and/or Administrator may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other players or representatives of Sponsor and/or Administrator. Use of any automated system to participate is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

 

  1. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: In order to participate in this Sweepstakes, participants will be required to supply certain information about themselves. Sponsor has specified which information is mandatory in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. This information will be used by Sponsor for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes and for marketing purposes, but will not be sold or rented to third parties. The personal information will be collected, processed and used in accordance with Privacy Policies of Tea Collection (http://www.teacollection.com/static/privacy-policy.html), Chronicle Books (http://www.chroniclebooks.com/privacy-policy), and Offerpop (http://offerpop.com/SitePrivacy.psp). In addition, personal information may be used by Sponsors or Offerpop, on Sponsor’s behalf, to contact you after the Sweepstakes is over to provide you with special offers and information about other promotions.   Sponsor and Offerpop use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with Federal CAN SPAM laws and state laws regarding privacy.  You may unsubscribe to these email communications at any time by following the directions contained in the email communication.

 

  1. INTERNET: If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor and/or Administrator that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds who tampers with the entry process, operation of the Sweepstakes or web site, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes without notice and to select the winners from all eligible Entries received prior to the cancellation or termination. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, problems or technical malfunctions of any computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Entry to be received by Sponsor or Administrator on account of human error, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or tampering with or hacking of website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes.

 

  1. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

  1. DISPUTES: Each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any Prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court in San Francisco, California; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys fees and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages (other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant, the Sponsors and the Administrator in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of California.

 

WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: For a list of Winners or a copy of the Official Rules, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Tea Collection “Back-to-School Sweepstakes,” Winner’s List/Official Rules, to be received no later than August 24, 2012. Winners’ lists will be sent once all Winners have been verified and Prizes have been awarded.

 

Sponsored by Tea Collection, 1 Arkansas Street, Studio B, San Francisco, CA 94107 & Chronicle Books, 680 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.