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Out of the Closet Thrift Stores
Spring Cleaning


The Sweepstakes is sponsored by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dba Out of the Closet Thrift Stores (“Sponsor”), a California non-profit corporation located at 6255 West Sunset Blvd., 21st Floor, Los Angeles, California 90028.  Sponsor’s mission is to provide cutting-edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Among other activities, Sponsor encourages people to know their HIV status and provide HIV testing. 


a. The Sponsor of the “SPRING CLEANING” SWEEPSTAKES will give away three prizes: (“First Prize”), a giftcard for Out of the Closet Thrift Stores in the amount of the of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $100), (“Second Prize”), a giftcard for Out of the Closet Thrift Stores in the amount of the of FIFTY DOLLARS (US $50), and (“Third Prize”), a giftcard for Out of the Closet Thrift Stores in the amount of the of TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS (US $25) according to the terms and conditions of these rules. Out of the Closet Gift Cards, sometimes referred to as “Closet Cash” are only redeemable at Out of the Closet Thrift Stores and are not redeemable for cash.

b. The nature and type of the grand prize will be chosen by Sponsor.  

c. The Sweepstakes will run from May 15th, 2020 until June 15th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. (“Sweepstakes Term”).


Except as set forth below, all individuals that are, as of May 15th, 2020, over the age of 18, and have a valid United States driver’s license are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor, and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and divisions, participating promotional partners, and each of their respective employees and immediate family members (including, but not limited to, children, parents, spouses, grandparents, and domestic partners of employees) are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.  Each individual that participates in the Sweepstakes agrees to be subject to and abide by these rules.  Any deviation from these rules on the part of any participant will render that participant ineligible.  All decisions of the Sponsor are final.




Only eligible individuals may participate in the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Term.  To participate, an eligible individual must complete all required steps:

1. Sort through your closet, bookshelf, and/or kitchen to set aside items to donate to an Out of the Closet Thrift Store near you.

2. Photograph or take a video of your items to donate and/or your cleaning process. Get creative: model outfits for us, make a fun TikTok of dancing while you clean, show us your closet before and after organizing, create a tower of books, etc. Your appearance in any photo or video is optional.  However, your photos and videos CANNOT include anyone other than yourself.

3. Post to your Instagram, using the hashtag #OTCSpringCleaning and tagging us. 

4. When it’s safe for our locations to re-open we will happily accept the donations.

Sweepstakes Entrants may only enter once. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entrants received during the Sweepstakes Term. 

One week after the end of the Sweepstakes Term, Sponsor will conduct a drawing for the Grand Prize.  The drawing will be held at Sponsor’s facilities located at 6660 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90038. During the drawing, the Grand Prize winner will be chosen randomly from the qualifying entries. The Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone within 1 week of the name being drawn.  If a winner is later disqualified, the Sponsor will randomly draw a new winner from the remaining entries. 


Three prizes, the First Prize, Second Prize, and Third Prize, will be awarded.  The winner must claim the Grand Prize within one week of being notified or the winner will be disqualified. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prizes for items of similar aggregate value.  


The winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes and fees related to any Sweepstakes prize.  The winner’s claim to any Sweepstakes prize is non-transferable and non-assignable.  The winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release and certain tax forms, and provide copies of all licenses and permits and such other information as may be required to own or operate the Grand Prize, prior to claiming the Grand Prize.  By entering the Sweepstakes, each participant consents without limitation and without receiving additional compensation, to make a promotional appearance such as a photo shoot, and to the use of his or her name, voice, photograph, and/or likeness by Sponsor and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and promotional partners for any purposes including, but not limited to, promotional purposes on television, radio, print and the internet.  Failure to make such a promotional appearance requested by Sponsor or grant such rights as may be reasonably requested by Sponsor may result in disqualification. You also give us permission to use any and all of the photos, videos, and other material you submit for the Sweepstakes, including those in which you appear, on any of our social media channels, our websites, and our promotional materials.


Copies of these rules and identification of the winner are available in any of the following ways: (a) Between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., local time, at 6255 West Sunset Boulevard, 21st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028, or (b) By mail to any requestor who sends a stamped, self-addressed envelope identifying the Sweepstakes, to the same address, or (c) at Sponsor’s website located at 


Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individuals it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these rules, or to be acting in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or for any other reason deemed reasonable by Sponsor.  If after the Sweepstakes has begun, changes or updates in these rules are deemed necessary by Sponsor, all such changes will be posted on Sponsor’s website located at on the day that the change takes effect.  Sponsor reserves the right to change these rules at any time as it determines necessary in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes.


All participants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and all of its respective affiliated companies and subsidiaries and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, legal counsel, and/or participating promotional partners from all losses, damages, penalties, claims, actions, suits, costs, and expenses of any kind whatsoever and any property damage, personal injury, or death to any participant or third party caused by or arising out of or in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes or with the use of any prize awarded.  Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the Sweepstakes of the equipment used in its administration.


As a condition to participating in the Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Los Angeles, California having competent jurisdiction, and participant waives any and all objection to such venue on any theory at law or equity.  In any such dispute, the court shall apply the laws of the State of California without regard for the doctrines of Conflict of Laws. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participants be permitted awards for, and each hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or attorneys’ fees.

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(Post your entry to your Instagram and use the hashtag #OTCSpringCleaning and tag @outofthecloset)