Announcement with Filter

Two lucky winners will each win a $50 gift certificate to the store! Here's how it works:

The contest starts RIGHT NOW and ends on Sunday March 1, 2015 at 5 PM. Once the contest is closed, the winners will be chosen! One winner will be chosen by the photo with the most likes and the other winner will be chosen by the staff at KU.

How do you enter? Simply take a photo of your favorite KU thing (you are more than welcome to photograph it in the store! Tell us if you do! WE'RE ALL ABOUT IT!)  and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #MyFavoriteKUThing. You can submit as many entries as you'd like! You must be following @KardsUnlimited on Instagram, and in order for your photo(s) to be eligible your account has to be public (so peeps can vote for your photo and we can see it too!) Entrants must be 13 years or older and a resident (or student) in Allegheny County.

Here are a few sample entries! Feel free to be as kooky and silly and fun as you'd like! We like fun, in case you didn't know :)

Here are the official rules for you nerdz who find legalese fun:


  1. 1. Eligibility: The Kards Unlimited Instagram Contest (the “Contest”) is open to residents of Allegheny County who are 13 years of age or older and who have the Instagram application downloaded on their mobile smart device (“Device”) and an Instagram account as of date of entry. Void where restricted or prohibited, and subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws.
  2. Contest Period: The Contest begins on Monday February 16, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Sunday March 1, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET (the “Entry Period”).
  3. How to Enter the Contest: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to enter the Contest. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Before entering the Contest, the “Photos Are Private” option in your Instagram account settings must be set to “OFF”. To enter the Contest, you must be following Kards Unlimited on Instagram @kardsunlimited ( During the Entry Period, (i) pick one of your original photos that you think captures your favorite Kards Unlimited product (ii) follow the online instructions to upload your photo to Instagram; and (iii) tag your photo with the hashtag #MyFavoriteKUThing. Numerous entries per Instagram account permitted. Photos must be uploaded in accordance with the Instagram Terms of Use ( Each uploaded photo will be counted as one (1) “Entry” and is subject to the requirements outlined below. All Entries must be complete and received before the end of the Entry Period to be eligible for the prize drawing. Entries may only be submitted by a single registered Instagram user, group submissions are not permissible. Use of computer programs and/or other automated devices to enter the Contest is prohibited. Normal internet access and Device usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply.
    * Entries must be the original work of entrant
    * Entrant may be, but is not required to be, depicted in the Entry photo
    * Entries must not contain hateful content of any kind; content that promotes violence or harm to another living creature; or any other offensive content (as determined by Kards Unlimited in its sole discretion)
    * Entries must not contain material that promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous
    * Entries must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
    * Entries must not contain advertisements, personal solicitations or commercial solicitations; or promote any political agenda or party
    * Entries must be in keeping with Kards Unlimited's image and not contain any material that could reflect negatively on the name, reputation, or goodwill of Kards Unlimited, its subsidiaries or affiliates
    * Entries must not violate or encourage the violation of any law, rule or regulation
  5. Winning Photo Selection and Notification:
    One winning entry will be selected by choosing the photo that has the most likes at the end of the entry period.
    Another winning entry will be selected by the staff of KU at the end of the entry period.
    Winners will be notified by Kards Unlimited via comment to their winning Instagram photo and given instructions on how to contact Kards Unlimited through email to claim prize.
  6. Prizes: A total of one (2) prizes will be awarded during the Contest. Each winner will receive one (1) gift certificate to Kards Unlimited in the amount of $50. No cash in lieu of prize will be awarded.
  7. Future Use: Kards Unlimited may use the winning photos in future instances.



So, what do you think?