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Cool Stuff, General | Mar 16th, 2016

Win the Window Sweepstakes
Official Rules & Regulations

ELIGIBILITY: No purchase required to enter or win. Open only to legal residents of Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Modell’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (“Modell’s Sporting Goods” or “Modells”) located at 498 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10018, is the “Sponsor” of the Sweepstakes. Modell’s Sporting Goods, Inc. and each of their immediate family members (as defined by the IRS) and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. This promotion is governed by US law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law or regulation.

How to Enter: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Between 12:01 am (ET) on March 17th and 11:59 pm (ET) on March 20th, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”) post a picture on the entrant’s Twitter or Instagram feed of the entrant posing in front of the window of a participating Modell’s locations and include the #NewLooksatMos and tag their location in the post. Sponsor may elect, at its sole discretion, to repost entrant’s picture(s)/photograph(s) on any or all of its social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter and Instagram. Entries may be submitted through Twitter or Instagram, or by emailing your name, phone number, address, and picture to no later than March 23. Limit one (1) entry per person per day. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or are lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or mutilated; and such entries will be automatically disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

Prizes are set out below and will be awarded as follows to two (2) grand prize winners selected from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Approximate values of the prizes are as set out below.

How to Win: On March 24th, 2016, at 3:00pm (ET), Prize winners will be chosen at random by Modell’s Sporting Goods from all eligible entries submitted throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Partially completed, improper, or illegible entries will be discarded. Two (2) prizes in total will be awarded, one from each of the participating locations. All decisions of Modell’s Sporting Goods are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Entrants are eligible to win one prize only.

To Claim A Prize: Modell’s Sporting Goods reserves the right to request valid identification and/or proof of age from each selected winner. Failure to present such identification or proof of age will result in the disqualification of the selected entrant and preclude such selected entrant’s further participation in the Sweepstakes. The prize winners will be notified by direct message to the Twitter or Instagram account used to submit the entry on/about the day following the applicable prize draw. If any prize is not claimed as described herein, an alternate winner may be selected for that particular prize and subject to disqualification in the same manner. The first selected entrant that responds to the direct message from Sponsor notifying him/her of his/her potential winning status as described below will be declared the winner of that prize, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. After being notified of his/her selection, the prize winner must accept said prize within twenty-four hours by either calling: 212-822-1000, ext 2375 or emailing or the prize will be forfeited and the prize may be awarded to another entrant chosen at random, who must follow the same procedure. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received on the date of the applicable prize draw. Modell’s Sporting Goods is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, mutilated or illegible entry forms.

General Conditions: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Modell’s Sporting Goods, Inc., 498 Seventh Ave, 20th Floor, New York, New York 10018. Prizes are non-redeemable for cash and nontransferable. Anyone receiving a prize shall be responsible for all applicable local, state and federal taxes, fees and surcharges. Cash equivalents will not be awarded. Substitute prizes may be awarded at the discretion of Sponsor if prizes should become unavailable, in which case prizes of equal or greater value will be awarded. Winners agree that any prize is “as is” and “without warranty”, and shall be subject to all applicable restrictions imposed by the suppliers of the prizes. Pursuant to Internal Revenue Service regulations, winners and, if applicable, parents or legal guardians of winners, of a prize with an estimated retail value of $600 or more will be sent an IRS-1099 form. Expenses not stated herein are the sole responsibility of the winners. Photographs must be the original work of the entrant; may not have won previous awards; may not have been used publicly previously by any third party; must not infringe any third-party’s rights; must be suitable for publication (i.e., may not be obscene, lewd, or indecent); must not contain obscene, lewd, or pornographic material; may not be defamatory; may not invade privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity; may not show the likeness of any third party without their consent; may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations. All eligible Entries will be reviewed for content eligibility and compliance with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations before being entered into the Contest. Entries containing false information, prohibited material or inappropriate content, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may be disqualified. The Sponsor makes the final determination as to what Entries are eligible to take part in this Contest. Submission of an Entry grants the Sponsor and its agents the unconditional, irrevocable, worldwide right to publish, use, adapt, edit and/or modify such Entry in any way, in any and all media, without limitation, and without consideration to the entrant, whether or not such Entry is selected as a winning Entry. BY SUBMITTING THE ORIGINAL ENTRY TO SPONSOR, THE ENTRANT REPRESENTS AND WARRANTS THAT HE/SHE HAS ALL RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST NECESSARY TO GRANT THE SPONSOR AND NYCFC THE NON-EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE, IRREVOCABLE AND UNRESTRICTED RIGHT AND LICENSE TO ADAPT, PUBLISH, USE, EDIT, AND/OR MODIFY SUCH ENTRY IN ANY WAY AND POST THE ORIGINAL ENTRY ON THE INTERNET OR USE THE ORIGINAL ENTRY IN ANY OTHER WAY AND AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SPONSOR AND NYCFC HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY.

Winner of any prize will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Compliance and Release Form (“AECR Form”) certifying eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, agreement to hold harmless Sponsor from any liability arising out of use/misuse/acceptance of prizes and participation in this Sweepstakes, and authorizing the use of their name, photograph, and likeness for advertising and publicity in any media now known or hereafter created. Sponsor reserves the right to utilize the name, voice and/or likeness of the winner, in Sponsor’s promotional activity without additional compensation and may publicize and/or broadcast any winner’s name, voice and/or likeness in connection with this Sweepstakes or any other Sponsor promotion. Non-compliance with the required forms will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize. Times and dates of the prize draws are subject to change. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor and these Official Rules. Winners agree to hold harmless and indemnify Sponsor and all affiliates related entities against any and all liability, damages or causes of action however named or described, with respect to or arising out of entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the use/misuse of any prizes awarded herein, and any travel related thereto, if any. Sponsor, their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising/promotional agencies, and each of their owners, partners, directors, officers, employees, agents, successors and assigns have no liability or responsibility for any personal injury, losses, or damages of any kind resulting from the participation in this Sweepstakes, the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize, including any travel related thereto, if any. Sponsor have not made, do not make and/or are not responsible for any representation, guaranty or warranty, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the receipt or any use of prizes. Sponsor is not responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcements of winners, or the distribution of any prize.

If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which causes corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or to disqualify any individual (and void any entry or entries submitted by or tampered with by such individual). Entrants also agree that the Sponsor and its officers, directors, partners, employees, agents and affiliates are not responsible or liable in any way for the interception or use of information related to or resulting from entry in this Sweepstakes.

This giveaway is administered by Sponsor. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission and processing of entries and the overall administration and execution of this giveaway.

To receive a copy of these Official Rules or a winner list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by March 25, 2016 to Modell’s Sporting Goods; 2016 #NewLooksAtMos” – Rules and Regulations, 498 Seventh Avenue, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

In the event that a dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these Official Rules, entrants agree that the dispute will be resolved in the courts of the State of New York and applying the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law principles. In the event of a conflict between these Official Rules and the rules and regulations on any other printed material, these Official Rules shall prevail.

Prizes to be awarded in the Sweepstakes are as follows:

Two (2) Grand Prize winners will each receive: $600 Gift Card
Participating Locations:

Modell’s Sporting Goods

Modell’s Sporting Goods
BOSTON, MA 02116
(617) 236-7234

® Modell’s Sporting Goods, Inc. all rights reserved.

The use of any prize manufacturer, name or trademark in connection with any of the prizes is solely for the purpose of describing such prize, and is not intended to suggest any affiliation or sponsorship.

Modell’s #GottaGoToMos Playoff Sweepstakes

Cool Stuff, General | Jan 3rd, 2015



NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. NON-PURCHASE ENTRIES AND PURCHASE ENTRIES HAVE AN EQUAL CHANCE OF WINNING.  Sweepstakes open only to current legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.


1. ELIGIBILITY:  To enter the #GOTTAGOTOMOS PLAYOFF SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”), you must be a legal resident of the United States and must also be 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives (including their immediate family members (defined as parent, sibling, spouse or child, whether biological, adoptive, step or in-law), and those living in the same household of the foregoing, whether or not related) of MODELL’S SPORTING GOODS, INC. , 498 7th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018 (the “Sponsor”) and the “Sponsor Affiliates” which include all of the following: MODELL’S II, INC., HENRY MODELL & COMPANY, INC. and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, distributors, dealers, suppliers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, design agencies, web design agencies, web hosting agencies, law firms and, and any and all other companies associated with this Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a prize in the Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Sweepstakes begins on January 19th 2015, and ends February 6th 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

2. TO ENTER:  During the Sweepstakes Period, post a picture on Twitter or Instagram of one your new Official Super Bowl XLIX and tag it with #GottaGotoMos and @modells. Photo submissions must be uploaded by February 6th at 11:59 pm (“Sweepstakes End Date”) according to Sponsor’s own internal clock.  Any other form of entry other than described herein is void. Limit one (1) entry per person. Neither the Sponsor nor the Sponsor Affiliates are responsible for entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or are lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or mutilated; and such entries will be automatically disqualified. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

3. GRAND PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (ARV): One (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”) will be awarded to one winner in a random drawing from among all entries received on Twitter and Instagram. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded one (1) gift cards to Modell’s Sporting Goods in the amount of two hundred fifty ($250) dollars. ARV for each Grand Prize is $250 Total ARV for all Prizes is: $250. Four (4) first prizes (“Prize”) will be awarded to four (4) winners in a random drawing from among all entries received on Twitter and Instagram. The First Prizes winners will be awarded with an item valued at $30. Each Prize is subject to applicable terms and conditions as determined by Sponsor. Any stated difference between the approximate value and actual value of Grand Prize or any substituted prize will not be awarded. In all other cases, the Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Grand Prize with prize of comparable or greater value if the Grand Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason. The Released Parties (as defined in Rule 6, below) will not be responsible for Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppages or any other disaster, natural or otherwise, outside their control that may cause the inability to issue the Grand Prize.

4. WINNER:  One Winner will be selected in individual random drawings from among the combined eligible entries received at all stores for the retail chain. The drawings will be held on or about February 9th, 2015.  Drawings will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received for such drawing.  Limit one prize per household.  Winner must comply with all Sweepstakes rules as published.  Potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by phone and/or mail, and will be required to complete, sign and return, a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and, where legal, Publicity Release (together the “Documents”), in a form as provided by Sponsor or Sponsor Affiliates.  Potential Grand Prize winner is required to return Documents within five (5) days of Prize notification.  If prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential Grand Prize winner fails to comply with these requirements, Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting.

5. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor.  All aspects of the Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions are allowed except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  No cash equivalent or exchange of a Prize is permitted (except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion). Winner is solely responsible for any local, state or federal taxes resulting from winning and accepting a prize.

6. By entering, each entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless the Sponsor, Sponsor Affiliates, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, licensees, retailers, professional advisors, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action and liabilities for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, or preparation for, or participation in, this Sweepstakes.

7. The Winner, by acceptance of the Grand Prize, grants to Sponsor, and each of their respective designees the right to use and/or publicize Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, quote(s), and/or other likeness and prize information in any media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

8. To receive a Winners’ List, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by February 20, 2015 to:

Ready, Set, JUMP!

General | Jul 14th, 2014

If you are not a great jump-roper, then one of the most tedious moves to master that are so often thrown into CrossFit workouts are double-unders. With the crossfit games right around the corner, CrossFitters that have not perfected their double-unders are going to want to do so as they watch the pros do it with ease. A fellow CrossFitter had tested out the Harbinger HumanX Competition Speed Rope right after recovering from an injury and this is what she had to say:

unnamed-8“First, I have to qualify the fact that I am still attempting to learn how to do double-unders.  My consecutive record was 6 before I injured my achilles tendon and needed to take a break and stick to singles.  Just when I was ready to attempt double-unders again, I got the Speed Rope. After not even attempting doubles for 6 weeks, in my first attempt I hit 4 consecutive doubles.  I felt like there was a weighted effect to the rope which enabled me to rotate it more quickly and smoothly compared to the rope I had used previously.  Due to the ease of rotating the rope, I did not feel the need to jump as high and I hope this will help me avoid another achilles injury. For the cross fitting beginner, doing your first double-under or Muscle-up is like reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro…and, once you’ve accomplished it, you want everyone to see you do it and celebrate with you. I love this rope and I’m confident it will help me master double-unders.”

To purchase a HumanX Speed Rope and to check out our other Harbinger products visit:

Let us know if you’re excited about the CrossFit Games starting July 25th: @Modells @HumanXGear



HumanX AbX Mat

General | Jul 2nd, 2014

Two of our avid office CrossFitters took the time to test out the HumanX by Harbinger AbX mat compared to other brands and decided HumanX is the way to go:

“If you ever want to encourage your ‘inner scientist’ to come out and play, just put 2 products side-by-side and do a field test. If someone could of just handed me a white lab coat, I think that would’ve been appropriate. My workout involved 4 sets of Handstand Push-ups, and 75 sit-ups. At each set, I alternated from using the Ab mat that almost every CrossFit gym in America uses, and Harbinger’s new HumanX ab mat.  I strongly preferred the Harbinger for the sit-ups. Its narrower profile helped make my hip joints a little tighter and spring me up quicker. Thank you Harbinger for helping me get that ab workout over with more quickly.” – David

“At the gym, I use the ab mats for ab work as well as for head cushioning during Handstand Push-ups. The mats at the gym are very soft and cushiony and it’s hard to know if they were soft out of the box or if they softened through heavy use. By comparison, the AbX felt very firm and so I was not sure I would like it.  However, once I tried it, the firmness offered greater support to my lower back while doing 3 sets of 50 sit-ups. One thing I didn’t realize until using AbX, was how much the other gym mats slipped during the course of 50 reps. The AbX mat stayed in place throughout the sets so I did not need to make adjustments to my position, nor did I get “rug burn” on my lower back. In spite of its firmness, the AbX still provided enough cushioning to support my head during Handstand Push-ups. I’ve been taking the AbX to the gym every time and several of my fellow CrossFitters are now talking about picking up their own AbX mats as well.” – Kristin

Check out our assortment of HumanX by Harbinger products at

Let us know what you think, @HumanXGear @Modells


Panini World Cup Festival

General | Jun 23rd, 2014

The energy surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup is unreal! Show your World Cup spirit and join us on Thursday, June 26 from 11 am – 3 pm at our Panini World Cup Festival. There will be Panini sticker trading and all kinds of interactive soccer activities. Perfect your sticker collection and watch US vs. Germany with everyone in attendance!

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