First 500 entries will win!
The first 500 qualified entries receive a $25 Target gift card. Plus, on October 4th, one lucky person wins a $1,000 Target gift card for having the most #DeckedOutDorm. Don't forget to make sure your Instagram profile isn't set to private.
*Submissions due by 10/3/13 at 11:59pm EDT
How to enter:
1 Deck out your dorm room
2 Instagram it using #DeckedOutDorm
3 The first 500 entries win
What's this all about?
TextbookRush presents: #DeckedOutDorm – an Instagram photo gallery showcasing the most decked out dorms. 500 people are guaranteed to win a prize and one lucky person will be considered the most #DeckedOutDorm in America!
A dorm room is your space. No matter what your taste, it’s a representation of what you love most. Share it with us and your fellow classmates! It’s going to be great.
How do I win prizes?
How do I claim my prize?
- Enter the Instagram Contest by tagging your Instagram submission (only one entry per username) with the hashtag “#DeckedOutDorm” or “#TextbookRush.” Read the full
What are the prizes?
- We will notify the winners by responding to your Instagram profile’s winning submission. If two or more people try to claim the same Instagram account, we’ll give instructions on how to prove you are who you claim to be.
Are there any qualifications for pictures?
- The first 500 submitted Instagram pictures with the hashtag #DeckedOutDorm or #TextbookRush will receive a $25 gift card to Target and a TextbookRush tumbler.
- Of the 500 received Instagram pictures, one lucky person will be voted by our panel of judges as having the “best dorm room in America”. That person will receive a $1,000 gift card to Target.
What is instagram and how do I get it?
- We reserve the right to decline any photo submissions. Since we are on the hunt for the best #DeckedOutDorm, please don’t send pictures of overstuffed laundry baskets, empty pop cans or homework assignments.
Instagram is an application for your mobile device.
Why don't my images show up?
- Download the Instagram app in the
on an iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad), or in
for an Android device.
- After installing the app, open it on your device
- Tap the ‘Sign up’ button to begin the account creation process (the ‘Sign up’ button is at the bottom left of the screen).
- Don’t forget to hashtag your submission #DeckedOutDorm or #TextbookRush!
We need to approve your image before it appears on the site. If you don't see your image after 24 hours, check the following:
- Do you have your profile set to private? If so, make sure your pictures are public so we can include them in your gallery.
- Make sure you used the correct hashtags (#DeckedOutDorm or #TextbookRush) and spelled them correctly.
- Make sure you add the hashtags to a new image. Images posted prior to September 23, 2013 will not appear.
If you followed all of these steps, make sure your image appears when you search the hashtags you used on your picture. If it doesn't appear in the search, send us an email to
with your Instagram username and we'll add your picture manually. Sometimes Instagram hashtagging doesn't work properly, and we want to make sure you get your gift card!
How do you pick the winners?
How many photos can I submit?
- The first 500 submissions under the hashtag #DeckedOutDorm or #TextbookRush will receive a $25 gift card to Target
- One lucky winner will be voted best dorm room in America by our panel of judges.
…but what if I still have questions?
- You can only submit 1 image with the hashtag #DeckedOutDorm or #TextbookRush. Submissions are counted by username, so you cannot submit a photo under each hashtag (nice try!).
TextbookRush.com #DeckedOutDorm Rules
THIS CONTEST IS OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO) WHO ARE LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES (EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO) AND HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND WHERE PROHIBITED.
- The “#DeckedOutDorm” Instagram photo contest (The “Contest”) Entry period begins 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time ("E.S.T.") on September 23, 2013 (the time and date previously set forth is referred to herein as the “Entry Start Date”) and ends 11:59 PM E.S.T. on October 6, 2013 (the time and date previously set forth is referred to herein as the “Entry End Date”), or upon receiving 500 unique entries, whichever comes first.
- Eligibility: Contest is offered only in the United States to legal residents of the 50 United States (and the District of Columbia) excluding Puerto Rico, who, as of the start date have reached the age of majority in their state of residency at time of entry. Employees, officers, directors and agents of TextbookRush.com and their respective parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies, web masters and web suppliers and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, ward, daughter or son) or members of the households of each (whether or not related) are not eligible.
- Entry: Beginning on the start date, entrant shall upload/post an original photo to Instagram and include in the caption “#DeckedOutDorm” or #TextbookRush (“Entry”) Upon request, Entrant shall provide TextbookRush.com with the following information: name, email address, date of birth, and mailing address. If Entrant fails to provide such data during the Contest Period, they will be disqualified from prizes. The entry must comply with the specifications set forth below and any entries that fail to comply with such specifications may be disqualified. Entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. E.S.T. on the Entry End date, or within the first 500 unique photos to be considered for winning. Sponsor is not responsible for malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software, or any other technical problems related to entries submitted, as applicable. Any attempt at entry except as above stated is void. Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock of the contest. One entry, per entrant, per hashtag (#DeckedOutDorm or #TextbookRush). In the event that the same entry is received from more than one entrant, only the first entry received will be accepted. All entries become property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
- TextbookRush.com is on the search for the Best Dorm Room in America. Participants must show their dorm room in an appealing manner. We will not accept pictures of dirty laundry, cluttered rooms, and the like. We must be able to tell it is a dorm room. The photo must include as much of the room as possible, not just one object in the room (i.e. TVs, a poster, etc.).
- The entry must be authorized. This means that entrant must have the legal right and any and all permissions necessary to submit the entry. By submitting the entry, entrant represents that he/she has all rights necessary to grant to sponsor the rights set forth below.
- The entry must be the entrant's original work, and, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
- The entry must not, in the sole discretion of sponsor, contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene or other inappropriate content.
- Entrant represents and warrants that: (i) Entrant is the sole and exclusive creator and owner of the entry, and all rights thereto; (ii) Entrant has the full and exclusive right, power and authority to submit the entry to sponsor upon the terms and conditions set forth herein; (iii) No part of the entry has been published; (iv) No rights in the entry have previously been granted to any person, firm, corporation or other entity or otherwise exercised or exploited; (v) The full use of the entry or any part thereof will not in any way violate or infringe upon any copyright (statutory or otherwise), constitute a libel or defamation of or an invasion of the rights of privacy or publicity of, or otherwise violate or infringe upon any other personal, property or other rights of any person, firm, corporation or other entity or subject sponsor to any costs or liability of any kind or nature whatsoever; and (vi) The sponsor was not involved in the development of the entry and the entry does not reflect the opinions of the sponsor.
- By entering into The Contest, Entrant grants sponsor the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free right to reproduce, store, copy, modify, transmit, publish, post, broadcast, display, adapt, exhibit and/or otherwise use or reuse entrant’s entry. You hereby acknowledge and agree that if your entry is selected as the winning entry, then as a condition to being awarded any prize, you will license on an exclusive basis all rights in and to the entry to sponsor. In connection with such assignment, you hereby agree to complete and execute any and all paperwork requested by sponsor to effectuate such license.
- Winner Selection: The first 500 unique Entries received will be awarded a range of prizes. Sponsor's appointed panel of judges will be the deciding factor in any disputes. The decision of the judges of the contest on all matters related to the contest and these official rules shall be final and binding. Our panel of judges from will be the deciding factor for the “Best Dorm in America” and the $1,000.00 Target Gift Card.
- Prizes: 500, $25 Target Gift Card and TextbookRush.com Beverage Tumbler; One, $1,000.00 Target Gift Card
Any and all taxes on the prizes, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein are the sole responsibility of the prize recipients. The prizes are not transferable. No prize substitutions or transfers allowed, except at the sponsor’s sole discretion. In the unlikely event that any portion of the prize is cancelled or undeliverable for any reason the winner agrees that sponsor has no further obligations to the winner other than delivery of the remainder of the prize, if any.
- Winner Notification/Releases: each winner’s first name and/or last initial and/or state of residence may be posted on
Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest or any website related to the contest; to be acting in violation of the official rules; or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or the like entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the contest at the actual time of registration will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned a username by an on-line service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning usernames for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to provide the sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the username and email address associated with the potentially winning entry. Sponsor may prosecute any fraudulent activities to the full extent of the law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
- Limitations of liability: The releasees are not responsible for any lost, late, illegible, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate entries or entry information, whether caused by the users of any website related to the contest or by any of the equipment, computer hardware or software or any other technical operation or programming associated with or utilized in the contest, and the releasees assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission to any website related to the contest, or for communications line failure, or for theft or destruction, tampering, or unauthorized access to entries and/or entry information. If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, tampering, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of sponsor which, in the sole opinion of the sponsor corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to void suspect entries and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and select the winner from among all eligible entries received prior to such cancellation, termination or suspension. In no event will the releasees 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 internet site
or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said site.
- Arbitration/choice of law: Except where prohibited, entrants agree that (i): any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, or any prize awarded, or the determination of the winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this contest but in no event attorney’s fees; and (iii) 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 and releasees in connection with the contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, U.S.A., without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in that state.
- Removal from future contest mailings: to have your name and email address removed from sponsor’s future contest mailings, please click the applicable unsubscribe link within the TextbookRush email blasts.
Sponsored by: TextbookRush.com, 802 Avondale Ave., Grandview Heights, OH 43212.
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