TRADE THE DAY: Giveaway Official Rules

By - July 1, 2013




Continue to comment on ALL posts throughout the 24 hours, because even if the segment is over, as long as your comment appears on a particular post by the end of August 23, 2013 (11:59 p.m. EST), you will be entered to win that post's giveaway!

  • Guest Poster/Interviewee giveaways (if applicable) will be listed in the guest poster’s or interviewee’s guest post.
  • Giveaway-Only Participant giveaways will be listed during the sub-genre segmentin which they are listed on the official Blog and Giveaway Schedule. for more information on when your desired giveaway will be listed.


Sweepstakes Official Rules

Purchase does not increase chance of winning.
How to enter: You may enter the Sweepstakes by commenting on the blog post with the giveaway prize in which you are interested by including a valid e-mail address.
Only one entry will be accepted per person per blog post. Multiple comments on a given post are welcome and allowed. However, if you post more than one comment on a given post, you will not receive any additional entries for that post's prize. You may comment on multiple blog post segments for a chance to win a separate post’s prize, but additional comments on any one post session or on a separate posting will not increase the chances of winning a single giveaway.  
By submitting an entry, you fully and unconditionally agree to and accept these Official Rules.
Terms and Conditions:
1. No Purchase Necessary. No purchase or payment necessary to enter. To enter the Sweepstakes, comment on the blog post with the giveaway prize in which you are interested and include a valid e-mail address.
2. Entries. No automated entries on the Site that are made using any script, macro, sweepstakes service, automated entry software, or facsimiles will be accepted.  Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or not received by the Site, in whole or in part, due to computer, Internet, or electronic malfunction, failures or difficulties.  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (ET) on 8/23/13.  Entries submitted on the Site must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on 8/23/13.  Entries will not be returned and become property of Sponsor.  All entries are subject to the eligibility requirements stated below.
3. Prize(s).  Prizes will be books and book-related merchandise as listed in each giveaway listing. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion.  Prizes are not transferable. Federal, state, and local taxes and any expenses relating to the acceptance and use of any prize are the responsibility of the winner. However, winners will receive prizes at no expense to the winner. The Sponsor and/or the Donor of the Prize will use reasonable efforts to contact the winners and arrange for delivery of the prizes to the winners.
4. Effective date of entries. Entries made online will be effective on the day received. Entries submitted by mail will be effective on the date Sponsor receives and processes the entry. All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. You are responsible for your costs of entering, including online access charges, long distance telephone charges, and postage.  
5. Drawing and Award. A random drawing will be conducted by a Sponsor representative, which may be a Sponsor employee or a third-party administrator on or about 8/24/13 from among all eligible entries received.  The randomly selected winner(s) will be notified via e-mail as provided within the commenter’s comment on or about 8/26/2013. If the potential winner does not reply via e-mail to claim their prize and provide a shipping address for their items by Mon., September 2, 2013 (7 days following notification)another winner will be selected at random from the original contest entrants until the notified winner replies via e-mail to claim the award. No exceptions will be made to this rule. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners.
6. Odds Of Winning. Odds of winning are determined by number of entries received for each blg segment.
7. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account.
8. Eligibility.  The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the continguous United States and Alaska and Hawaii only (BUT NOT Puerto Rico), AND the UK, and Canada. Entrants must be age 13 or older. The Sweepstakes shall only be construed and evaluated according to the law of Georgia, USA.  If you are not a resident of, and located, in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico), the UK, or Canada at the time of entry you do not meet the eligibility requirements and your entry is void. This sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.
9. General.  By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor and its administrator(s), if any, as well as the donors of any prizes  and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from all and any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity arising out of or relating to (A) printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (B) lost, stolen, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due mail; or (C) for electronic transmissions that are lost or fail to enter the processing system, are processed, reported, or transmitted late, or are lost for any reason including computer viruses, computer problems, Internet downtime, telephone, paper, or any other malfunction including, without limitation, human error.  Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel or modify this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at anytime without notice if fraud or technical failures (including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor and its administrator(s), if any) or any other reasons whatsoever interfere with its conduct as contemplated by these Official Rules.  If the Sweepstakes is canceled for any reason before completion of the entry period stated above, all eligible automatic entries received up to the point of termination will be included in a random drawing to award the Prizes.  By entering, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and its administrator(s), if any, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes.
10. Privacy: Your participation in this Sweepstakes constitutes your consent for Sponsor and its third-party administrator(s) to use your personal information for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes and awarding the prizes.



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