SISTERS LIKE US 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 may be required to have a Twitter account.  There are no fees associated with the creation of such an account.  To enter, entrants must visit https://www.bookclubbish.com/?p=8277 (the “Promotion Website”), sign in to the Sweepstakes widget and follow the onscreen instructions to register completed entry tasks (each an “Entry Method”) in order to receive entries into the Sweepstakes.  The four (4) eligible Entry Methods and associated number of entries into the Sweepstakes are as follows:

Entry Method 1 (to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes):

  • Register your preorder or proof of purchase (by uploading a photo or screen capture of proof of purchase to Sweepstakes widget) of SISTERS LIKE US by Susan Mallery (the “Author”); or

 

  • hand print your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address on a 3” x 5” piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to “Sisters Like Us Sweepstakes Alternate Method of Entry”, c/o Harlequin Enterprises Limited, P.O. Box 9042, Buffalo, NY 14269-9042 (each an “Alternate Method of Entry”).

Entry Method 2 (to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes):

  • Using the Sweepstakes widget share the Promotion Website with a maximum of one (1) personal friend.

Entry Method 3 (to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes):

  • Re-Tweet (using Twitter functionality) a maximum of one (1) time the following Tweet about the sweepstakes:

 

[TWEET] #sweepstakes [or URL to tweet – include #sweepstakes]

Entry Method 4 (to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes):

  • Using the Sweepstakes widget, sign up to receive the BookClubbish newsletter. Entrants can unsubscribe at any time without affecting their chances of winning.

No other method of entry will be accepted.  Limit of one (1) entry per person per entry method for a maximum total of four (4) entries per person.  If more than the eligible number of entries are submitted by the same person, only eligible entries will be considered.

The Sweepstakes begin at 12:01 PM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on December 15, 2017 and end at 12:01 PM (EST) on December 13, 2017. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) on January 22, 2018. The computer of the Sponsor (defined below) is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  All Alternate Method of Entries must be postmarked by January 22, 2018 and received no later than January 29, 2018.  Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor (as defined below).

By entering the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions the Sponsor which are final and binding.  A copy of these Official Rules is available online via the Promotion Website.

Eligibility:  The Sweepstakes are open only to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are over the age of 13 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 Author, 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. 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:

  1. 2 paperback copies of the book A MILLION LITTLE THINGS by Susan Mallery – approximate retail value (“ARV”) $22.00 (all figures in Canadian Dollars);
  2. 2 Susan Mallery bookmarks – ARV $1.00;
  3. 2 Folding beach chairs – ARV $152.00;
  4. 2 Folding umbrellas – ARV $56.00;
  5. 2 Cotton bath towels – ARV $50.00; and
  6. 2 Woman’s wide brim straw sun ha – ARV $36.00.

(the “Prize”).

Total ARV of the Prize is $317.00.  Sweepstakes winner 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 January 29, 2018, a potential winner will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries received.  The potential winner will be notified by email and must respond within five (5) days of notification.  Entrants 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 IndemnityBy participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant (or the parent/legal guardian of the entrant if such entrant is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) hereby releases and discharges the Sponsor, the Author, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrators (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 from or 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 (or the parent/legal guardian of the entrant if such entrant is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, the Author, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrators (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 from or 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, 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/shop/pages/privacy-policy.html.

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, 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.

Winner’s List:  To receive the official name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, between January 29, 2018 and March 28, 2018, to: Sisters Like Us Sweepstakes Winner, c/o Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 225 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto, ON M4P 0A3.

Sponsor:  Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 225 Duncan Mill Road, Toronto, ON M4P 0A3.

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