Aerie Whoa Gifts Sweeps Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or to Win.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.


1.     Sweepstakes Period: The Aerie Whoa Gifts Sweeps ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 12/9/13 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/13/13  ("Sweepstakes Period").

2.     How to Enter the Sweepstakes: During the Sweepstakes Period, you can text in WHOA to the short code 23743. Applicable words include: WHOA. By texting in WHOA, you agree to the Official Rules and agree to be opted into the AE Mobile Marketing Message Program. By texting WHOA, you agree to the official rules of the Whoa Gifts Sweeps and are already opted in to the AE Mobile Marketing Message Program. All information and data submitted becomes the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.  All entries must be complete and received by 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/13/13 to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Limit one Sweepstakes entry per person/phone number. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter Sweepstakes is prohibited. Normal mobile access and usage charges imposed by your mobile service provider will apply. Message and data rates may apply. As part of the AE Mobile Marketing Message Program, you will receive up to 4 messages per month. For additional help regarding your subscription to the Aerie Mobile Marketing Message Program, text "HELP" to 23743. To cancel your subscription to the Aerie Mobile Marketing Message Program, text "STOP" to 23743. As an alternate form of entry, you can email and include your full name, mailing address, & contact info (phone number & email address) with the subject line "WHOA GIFTS SWEEPS".


3.     Eligibility: The consumer portion of this Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 16 years of age or older as of date of entry. Employees of AEO Management Co. ("Sponsor"), and its affiliates, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents and M3 Mobile associates and the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents) of each such employees, and all those with whom such employees are domiciled, are NOT eligible. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply.


4.     Random Drawing: On or about 12/16/13, there will be 12 potential Grand Prize Winner selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received. The computer clock of Sponsor's webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes. Grand Prize random drawing will be conducted on or about the next business day following the end of each the Sweepstakes Period. All random drawings will be performed by American Eagle Outfitters Inc. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. All prizes will be awarded and winners will be notified within five (5) days via the mobile number provided at entry.


5.     Prizes and Approximate Retail Values ("ARV"):


a.     Prizes (12): All 12 Whoa!! Gifts featured in the 12 days of Whoa! Gifts. Approx. $300 value


Limit one prize per person. All prizes will be awarded, provided a sufficient number of entries are received. Gift cards are subject to restrictions and an expiration date may apply.  No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable. All applicable federal, state, local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner. Prizes are provided "as is" and without any warranty of any kind.  Sponsor shall not be liable to a prize winner or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond Sponsor's sole control. 

6.     GENERAL RULES: Potential Grand Prize and First Prize winners (or parent/legal guardian if potential winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to provide proof of age and contact information via a scanned copy of their government issued ID within ten (10) business days or the prizes will be forfeited and alternate winner may be selected. Each potential Prize winner will be sent his/her prize at mailing address provided. If a potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her state/province of residence Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of such potential winner's parent or legal guardian. Applicable taxes or surcharges related to the prize are the sole and exclusive responsibility of winner. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate winner selected. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason. Winning is contingent on fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Acceptance of prizes constitutes permission to use winners' names, likenesses, photographs, voices, opinions and/or hometown and states/provinces for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration except where prohibited by law. Sponsor, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and its vendors assume no responsibility or liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from acceptance or use/misuse of prizes. Any fees, duties, or tariffs required to accept delivery of any prize is the sole responsibility of winner. In the event of a dispute, entries made will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The "authorized account holder" is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Each potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the mobile phone number associated with the winning entry. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the online survey portion of the Sweepstakes and award prizes from among all eligible online survey entries received prior to cancellation or termination and all eligible mailed/e-mailed entries received. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for incomplete, misdirected, damaged, lost, or for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to participate or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for any typographical error in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the Sweepstakes prizes. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for damages to user's system occasioned by participating in the Sweepstakes or downloading any information to participate in the Sweepstakes. 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, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. By entering into this Sweepstakes, each entrant (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions.

  1. GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Pennsylvania, USA, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state of Pennsylvania, USA, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Pennsylvania, USA.


8.     PRIVACY: Personal Information ("PII") of entrants will be used to conduct the prize drawings and to enable the prizes to be sent out. In addition, PII will be sent to or collected by the Administrator for the sole purpose of allowing the Administrator to facilitate the drawing and, if you are a winner to enable the prize to be sent to you. You agree to the processing of PII about you for the purposes and in the manner set out above (including the disclosures of such information or transfer of it to jurisdictions, which may not provide the same legal protection as in your country of residence).

You understand that the PII obtained from you will be collected, stored, used, and shared in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy. For more details, please see the privacy policy at  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes should be addressed to American Eagle Outfitters. American Eagle Outfitters will not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer entrant personal contact information to any non-American Eagle Outfitters company for any purposes other than as required for the administration and/or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes.


  1. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is AEO Management Co. (American Eagle Outfitters), whose address is 77 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA.


  1. Administrator: The administrator of this Sweepstakes is AEO Management Co. (American Eagle Outfitters), whose address is 77 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203