1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters related to the Contest.  

THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED TO ADMINISTER THE CONTEST.  Except as otherwise contemplated in these Official Rules, personal information collected in connection with this Contest will be used in accordance with Fossil’s Privacy Policy at:  Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor by email or otherwise is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.  

2. HOW TO ENTER:  This contest begins 12:01 A.M. CT on August 30th, 2017 and ends 11:59 P.M. CT on December 26th, 2017.  Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.  Entrants are responsible for determining the corresponding time zone in their respective jurisdiction.  One winner will be selected each week.  To be eligible for a weekly contest, entry must be submitted between 12:01 AM CT on Wednesday and 11:59 PM CT on the following Wednesday.  To enter, follow @Fossil on Instagram and wait for the weekly #FossilFirsts prompt, then post a photo and caption on Instagram sharing your seasonal “FossilFirsts and responding to the specific weekly topic..  The post must include the hashtags #FOSSILFIRSTS and #CONTEST.  Captions and hashtags must be in English and user’s profile must be public in order to be eligible. Entries should not contain any foul language, third party intellectual property, offensive content, or any other content deemed inappropriate or unlawful in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.   Fossil is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, or incomplete entries not received for any other reason. By entering, Entrant warrants that his or her entry (1) is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, (2) has not been published in any medium or (3) has not won an award. Sponsor shall have no liability for any entry that is lost, intercepted or otherwise not received by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, disqualify, modify, edit, and revise entries, or related materials that the Sponsor deems to be obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials, request additional information and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject Contest, Sponsor or Sponsor’s customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn or ridicule. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the allowable entry by using multiple/different Instagram accounts, identities or any other online methods will void all of that entrant’s entries.

3. JUDGING:  Entries will be judged weekly. Fossil’s creative team will judge all entries based on the following criteria: Quality of photograph (50%); Aesthetic of the subject (25%); and Brand alignment (25%). Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.  Decisions of judges are final and binding. Winners will be notified via Instagram by the following Wednesday. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and the quality of the submission.

4 ELIGIBILITY:  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (and its territories) and Canada (except for residents of the Province of Quebec), who are 18 years or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.  Employees of Sponsor, and each of its subsidiaries, parents, partners, affiliates and other related entities, and any other individual or entity associated with the development or administration of the Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), as well as members of such employee’s immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents) and persons living in the same household as such person, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Contest.  The Contest is subject to all applicable national, federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.  Proof of eligibility must be provided upon request.  Once an entrant has won a prize, they are no longer eligible to win additional prizes in future weeks.  

5. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: weekly winners will receive a FOSSIL Q smartwatch of their choice (based on availability) (1)FOSSIL Q Accomplice Hybrid Smartwatch (FTW1200P) with an approximate retail value of $116 or (2) FOSSIL Q Grant Hybrid Smartwatch (FTQ1139P) with an approximate retail value of $131.25 ALL TAXES ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Any expenses incurred, whether or not specified herein are the responsibility of the Winners. The prize is awarded without warranty, express or implied, of any kind.

6. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:  No transfer, assignment, or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize (or prize component) for an item of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Nothing in these official contest rules shall obligate Sponsor to publish or otherwise use any entry submitted in connection with this Contest.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  By entering, Entrant represents that any photos, captions, and other materials submitted as part of Entrant’s Contest entry are original and will not constitute an invasion of privacy or otherwise infringe upon the rights of any third party, and that the Entrant owns or has the rights to convey any and all right and title in such photos, captions, and other materials.  In addition, by entering, Entrant grants to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use Entrant’s submitted photos, captions, and other materials, along with Entrant’s name, Instagram username, likeness, biographical information, and any other information provided by Entrant, in any and all media for possible editorial, promotional or advertising purposes, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law).  Potential Winner, as a condition of receiving any prize, also may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release and confirmation of a license as set forth above within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification, certifying, among other things, the following: (a) entry does not defame or invade the privacy of any party; (b) entry does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and (c) the photos, captions, and other materials submitted are original and have never been published and entry has never won an award.  Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner.  Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.  Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use Winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical information, and/or caption, photographs, other materials submitted for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.  By entering and/or accepting prize, Entrants and Winners agree to hold Instagram and Sponsor and its promotional partners, their directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless for liability, damages or claims for injury or loss to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this Contest, the acceptance and/or subsequent use or misuse, or condition of any of the prizes awarded, or claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.  False or deceptive entries or acts will render the Entrant ineligible.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the immediate and unrestricted right to disqualify any entrant or prize winner, if either commits or has committed any act, or has been involved or becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which Sponsor deems likely to subject Sponsor, entrant or winner to ridicule, scandal or contempt or which reflects unfavorably upon Sponsor in any way.  If such information is discovered by Sponsor after a winner has received notice of his/her prize and before the prize is awarded, Sponsor may rescind the prize in its entirety.  If a portion of his/her prize has already been awarded, Sponsor may withdraw the remainder of the prize that has not been fulfilled.  Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to this paragraph.  Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest, or in the announcement of the prize.

7. INTERNET:  Sponsor is not responsible for lost or late entries nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof.  If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date.  CAUTION: Any attempt by a contestant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the game is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such contestant to the fullest extent of the law.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of the Entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the Instagram account.  The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the Instagram account is assigned.

8. GOVERNING LAW:  This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the state of Texas without regard to principles of conflict of laws.  All cases and claims pertaining to this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the state of Texas, without recourse to class action suits.

9. SEVERABILITY:  If any provision of these Official Rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.

10. WINNER’S LIST:  For name of Winner(s), available after February 1, 2018 send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to Fossil, Attn: #IDOFOSSILQ Weekly Instagram Contest; 901 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.  .

11. SPONSOR:  The Sponsor of this Contest is Fossil Partners, L.P., 901 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.  

12. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.  


Open only to those who submit an entry and follow @Fossil on Instagram, provided that entrant is a legal U.S. or Canadian (excluding Quebec) resident age 18 or older at the time of entry.  Entrant must post an original photo on a public profile and use hashtag #FossilFirsts and #CONTEST to be eligible.  The winners, as determined by the sole discretion of Sponsor’s creative team, will receive a FOSSIL Q Hybrid Smartwatch.   Sponsor is not responsible for any damage to computer equipment related to participating in this promotion.  Items being distributed are not transferable or redeemable for cash.  Consumers who obtain items are responsible for any and all taxes.  Promotion begins at 12:01 a.m. CT on 8/30/2017 and ends at 11:59 P.M. CT on 12/26/2017.  Sponsor will contact the winners via Instagram weekly by the Wednesday of the week following the submission.  Employees of Sponsor, or any related companies are not eligible to enter or win.  The winner may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and waiver of liability before prize can be awarded.   Void where prohibited by law.  Instagram is neither a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion.