STRONG WOMEN READ SWEEPSTAKES

STRONG WOMEN READ 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 Twitter or Instagram account.  There are no fees associated with the creation of such accounts.  To enter, entrants must complete one or more Entry Methods.  There are two possible Entry Methods, each yielding one (1) entry as follows:

  1. Tweet, using the Twitter platform, the name of your fictional heroine or role model along with the hashtag #SWRSweeps; or
  2. Post, using the Instagram platform, the name of your fictional heroine or role model along with the hashtag #SWRSweeps.

No other methods of entry will be accepted. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on March 4, 2019 and ends at 11:59 AM (EST) on April 15, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Entries must be received by 11:59 AM (EST) on April 15, 2019. The computer of the Sponsor (defined below) is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Limit of two (2) entries per person. If more than two (2) entries are submitted by the same person, only the first eligible 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. 

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 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, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, and each of their respective parent companies, 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).

PrizeThree (3) prizes will be awarded each consisting of:

  • one (1) scarf, ARV $33.00 CDN;
  • one (1) sleep mask, ARV $13.00 CDN;
  • one (1) cosmetic pouch, ARV $19.00 CDN;
  • one (1) pair of reading socks, ARV $23.00 CDN;
  • one (1) pen, ARV $17.00 CDN;
  • one (1) advanced reading copy of Savage News by Jessica Yellin, ARV $33.50 CDN.
  • one (1) advanced reading copy of The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman, ARV $21.99 CDN.
  • one (1) copy of How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan, ARV $19.99 CDN;
  • one (1) copy of The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson, ARV $28.50 CDN;
  • one (1) copy of The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara, ARV $33.50 CDN; and
  • one (1) copy of 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz, ARV $23.99 CDN.

(each, collectively, a “Prize”).

The approximate retail value of each Prize is $266.47 CDN.  Sweepstakes winners will be responsible for all applicable taxes associated with the winners’ 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 orabout April 22, 2019, three (3) potential Prize winners will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries received.  The potential winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond within five (5) days of notification.  The potential winners may be required at the Sponsor’s sole discretion to sign and return (within ten (10) business days of notification) 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.

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 their 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, its parent company, 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 hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent company, 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.

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 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.

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

Winner’s List:  To receive the official names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, between April 22, 2019 and June 22, 2019 to: Strong Women Read Sweepstakes Winners, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, 41st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3.

Sponsor:  Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, 41st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3.

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 enter, entrants must visit https://www.bookclubbish.com/strongwomenread/ the “Promotion Website”) and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the entry form.  No other method of entry will be accepted. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on March 3, 2019 and ends at 11:59 AM (EST) on April 15, 2019 (the “Promotion Period”). Entries must be received by 11:59 AM (EST) on April 15, 2019. The computer of the Sponsor (defined below) is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.  Limit of one (1) entry per person. If more than one (1) entry is submitted by the same person, only the first eligible 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. 

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 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, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, and each of their respective parent companies, 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).

PrizeThree (3) prizes will be awarded each consisting of:

  • one (1) scarf, ARV $33.00 CDN;
  • one (1) sleep mask, ARV $13.00 CDN;
  • one (1) cosmetic pouch, ARV $19.00 CDN;
  • one (1) pair of reading socks, ARV $23.00 CDN;
  • one (1) pen, ARV $17.00 CDN;
  • one (1) advanced reading copy of Savage News by Jessica Yellin, ARV $33.50 CDN.
  • one (1) advanced reading copy of The Summer Cottage by Viola Shipman, ARV $21.99 CDN.
  • one (1) copy of How to Keep a Secret by Sarah Morgan, ARV $19.99 CDN;
  • one (1) copy of The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson, ARV $28.50 CDN;
  • one (1) copy of The Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara, ARV $33.50 CDN; and
  • one (1) copy of 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz, ARV $23.99 CDN.

(each, collectively, a “Prize”).

The approximate retail value of each Prize is $266.47 CDN.  Sweepstakes winners will be responsible for all applicable taxes associated with the winners’ 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 orabout April 22, 2019, three (3) potential Prize winners will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries received.  The potential winners will be notified by e-mail and must respond within five (5) days of notification.  The potential winners may be required at the Sponsor’s sole discretion to sign and return (within ten (10) business days of notification) 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.

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 their 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, its parent company, 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 hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent company, 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.

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 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 names of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, between April 22, 2019 and June 22, 2019 to: Strong Women Read Sweepstakes Winners, Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, 41st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3.

Sponsor:  Harlequin Enterprises Limited, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, 22 Adelaide Street West, 41st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 4E3.

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