Mary Kubica Sweepstakes – Rules

THE GOOD GIRL – BOOK CLUB SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR RECEIVE PRIZES.

PURCHASE OR ACCEPTANCE OF A PRODUCT OFFER DOES NOT IMPROVE

YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 

How to enter:  To participate in the Sweepstakes, entrants are required to have a Facebook, Twitter and/or Goodreads account.  There are no fees associated with the creation of a Facebook, Twitter or Goodeads account.  To enter, entrants must visit www.bookclubbish.com (the “Promotion Website”), sign in to the Sweepstakes widget and follow the onscreen instructions to register completed entry tasks in order to receive entries into the Sweepstakes.  Eligible entry tasks shall include:

  • Adding (using Goodreads functionality) The Good Girl by Mary Kubica to the entrant’s own bookshelf

(each an “Entry Method”).

A bonus entry (the “Bonus Entry”) will be awarded to entrants who, through the Sweepstakes widget, sign up to receive the Bookclubbish newsletter administered by the Sponsor.  Entrants may unsubscribe at any time without impacting their odds of winning.

No other method of entry will be accepted and Entry Methods, including any Bonus Entries, must be registered through the Sweepstakes widget in order to garner an entry into the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM (EDT) on July 20, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM (EDT) on August 3, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”). Entries must be received by 11:59 PM (EDT) on August 3, 2015. The computer of the Sponsor (defined below) is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Limit of one (1) entry per person per Entry Method for, in addition to the available Bonus Entry, a total of six (6) entries per person. Entrants: may enter only once via each Entry Method; obtain only one (1) Bonus Entry; may not enter with multiple Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads accounts; and may not use any other means to enter more than one (1) time per Entry Method or obtain more than one Bonus Entry.  If more than one (1) entry per Entry Method is submitted by the same person, or more than one (1) Bonus Entry is submitted by the same person, only the first eligible entry for that Entry Method and Bonus Entry will be considered.  By entering the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Harlequin Enterprises Limited (the “Sponsor”) which are final and binding.  A copy of these Official Rules is available online at the Promotion Website.

Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence or older at the time of entry.  Void where prohibited. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: employees and immediate family members of the Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and all agencies, entities and persons engaged in the marketing and/or administration of this Sweepstakes; and Mary Kubica and immediate family members of Mary Kubica. For the purpose of these Official Rules, “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address). Potential winners may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.  No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with the entrants selected for a Prize (as defined below).

PrizeOne (1) prize will be awarded consisting of: (i) twelve (12) copies of Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl; (ii) one (1) The Good Girl book club kit which includes sample discussion questions, a Q&A document with Mary Kubica, and note from Mary Kubica; and (iii) one (1) Skype call from Mary Kubica (collectively, the “Prize”). The approximate retail value of the Prize is One Hundred Seventy-nine dollars ($179.00 USD).  Sweepstakes winners will be responsible for all applicable taxes associated with the winner’s acceptance of the Prize and any other expense not explicitly included in the description of the Prize.  The Prize (and any and all portions thereof) must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. In the event that a specific prize item is discontinued or otherwise unavailable, a prize item or cash of equal or greater value may be awarded to the Sweepstakes winner in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received.

Winner Selection and NotificationOn or about July 31, 2015, a potential Prize winner will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries received.  The Potential winner will be notified by e-mail and must respond within five (5) days of notification.  The potential winner may be required to sign and return (scanned copy within ten (10) business days of notification, hard copy to follow by mail) an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release that confirms the potential winner’s: (i) eligibility for the Sweepstakes and compliance with these Official Rules; (ii) acceptance of the Prize as offered; (iii) release of the Releasees (as defined below) from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in this Sweepstakes, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising there from; and (iv) consent to Sponsor’s use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, and biographical material in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, for purposes of advertising and publicity relating to the Sweepstakes, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.  If a potential winner fails to respond within the stated timeline, or if a prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Delivery of Prize requires a full street address (P.O. boxes are not accepted), which may be requested by the Sponsor. To be declared a winner, Canadian resident(s) must correctly answer an arithmetical skill-testing question to be administered by mail, e-mail or telephone.

 Conditions:

The Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates and/or subsidiaries, are not responsible for printing, clerical or typographical errors of any kind or nature relating to entries. In no event will the Sponsor be obligated to award more than the stated number of prizes. Each entrant agrees that the Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for damages, injuries or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in the Sweepstakes, or from acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize. The Sponsor assumes no liability for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, undeliverable or misdirected entries, notifications and/or responses, or for any computer, online, software, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The Sponsor is not responsible for damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in connection with this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside the control of the Sponsor which impair or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a participant’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in participant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. Sweepstakes is void, in whole or part, where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.

Release and Indemnity:

By participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant hereby releases and discharges the Sponsor and Facebook, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrators, and Mary Kubica (collectively, the “Releasees”), from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, judgments, damages, penalties, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees) in any way arising in relation to the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activity, or the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.

Furthermore, by participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and Facebook, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrators, and Mary Kubica (collectively, the “Indemnitees”), from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, judgments, damages, penalties, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees) in any way arising in relation to the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activity, or the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.

Privacy and Use of Personal Information:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to the Sponsor’s collection and use of the entrant’s name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, Facebook account ID, Twitter account ID, Goodreads account ID, photograph and likeness (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes (including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winner) and for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Sweepstakes, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. The Sponsor will use the entrant’s Personal Information only for identified purposes, and will protect the entrant’s Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with the Sponsor’s privacy policy located online at: www.Harlequin.com.

Termination:  Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, the Sponsor reserves the right to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, and/or amend the Official Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason, without prior notice.  In the event that the Sweepstakes is terminated or suspended, the Sponsor will select winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. In the event that the Official Rules are amended, all entries received prior to such action which were eligible according to the original Official Rules will be deemed eligible.

FacebookThe Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes must be directed to the Sponsor and not Facebook.  By entering the Sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges and agrees that he/she is providing his/her information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook.

Winner’s List:  To receive the official name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, between September 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015, to: The Good Girl – Book Club Sweepstakes Winner, c/o Harlequin Enterprises Limited, P.O. Box 9042, Buffalo, NY 14269-9042.

Sponsor:  Harlequin Enterprises Limited, P.O. Box 9042, Buffalo, NY 14269-9042.

    Gina Shin

    Gina is a Marketing Assistant at MIRA. A west coaster with intense love for beautiful mountains and beaches, few things make her happier than escaping into some natural scenery to unwind. Gina studied both English and Criminology in university, so it should come as no surprise that some of her favorite reads are mysteries and crime fiction. If not with her books, she is most likely playing instruments (usually guitar) and singing obnoxiously or lost in the world of Pinterest with a cup of strong black coffee.


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