LISA SEE CHINA DOLLS SWEEPSTAKES
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SPONSOR: Random House, LLC, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
SWEEPSTAKES ENTRANTS MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE (1) OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AT TIME OF ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE. SWEEPSTAKES VOID WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. You may enter this Sweepstakes only as a natural person. Employees of Sponsor, Sponsor's distributors, wholesalers and retailers, each of their respective affiliates, agents, officers, employees, subsidiaries, vendors, advertising and promotion fulfillment and/or judging agencies (collectively, the "Related Entities"), and the family members of each are not eligible to enter or win a prize in the Sweepstakes. For purposes of this paragraph, "family member" means a spouse, parent, sibling, child, son-in-law, daughter-in-law and all lineal descendants, including those by adoption. Sweepstakes subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
RANDOM DRAWING/SELECTION OF WINNERS: One (1) Grand Prize Winner and two (2) Runner-Up Prize winners will be selected in a Random Drawing from among all eligible Entries received. The Random Drawing will be conducted on or about July 3, 2014 and winners will be notified by email on or about July 7, 2014. The Random Drawing will be conducted by an independent judging organization whose decisions on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. Odds of winning a Prize will depend upon the number of eligible Entries received. .
PRIZES AND THEIR APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV"): ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: The Grand Prize is a trip for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) Guest to Chinatown located in San Francisco, CA consisting of round trip economy class air transportation on airline designated by Sponsor and two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental San Francisco hotel. ARV of Grand Prize: up to $1,600; and TWO (2) RUNNER-UP PRIZES: Each Runner-Up Prize consists of one (1) China Dolls book autographed by Lisa See. The ARV of each Runner-Up Prize: $19.99 Total ARV of all Prizes: $1,639,98. The actual value of the Grand Prize may vary depending on the location of the Grand Prize Winner's residence. Any difference between stated ARV and actual value will not be awarded. The ARV of the Grand Prize sets forth above represents Sponsor's good faith determination of the actual value thereof, and the actual fair market value, as ultimately determined by Sponsor, is final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event a Grand Prize Winner lives within a 100-mile radius of San Francisco, CA, the air transportation portion of the Grand Prize will not be awarded and ground transportation between the Grand Prize Winner's residence and the hotel in San Francisco, CA may be provided. Grand Prize Winner and Guest must complete travel by June 30, 2015 and must book his/her trip a minimum of thirty (30) days prior to travel or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. Travel is subject to terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by selected travel providers; availability and blackout dates and other material restrictions may apply. Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest must travel on the same itinerary. Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for any and all ground transportation between Grand Prize Winner's residence and major commercial airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner's residence, in-room charges (e.g., mini-bar, room service, laundry services, telephone calls, internet usage, movie rental), gratuities, travel upgrades, baggage fees, amenities and personal incidentals, and any other expenses not specified herein and in excess of the allotted ARV of the Grand Prize. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide a valid major credit card upon hotel check-in and all in-room charges, meals, beverages, hotel upgrades, amenities, personal incidentals, and any other expenses charged to the Grand Prize Winner's hotel room will be charged to the Grand Prize Winner's major valid credit card provided. Airline tickets are subject to terms and conditions stated on such tickets and various additional material restrictions may apply. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions or any act or omissions whatsoever by hotels or other transportation companies or any other persons providing any of these services and accommodations to passengers including any results thereof such as changes in services or accommodations necessitated by same. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage. If the Grand Prize Winner becomes disabled or cannot otherwise fully enjoy the Grand Prize trip due to illness, Sponsor shall have the option at its sole discretion of: (1) being relieved of liability for fulfillment of the Grand Prize trip or any part thereof or; (2) extending the period during which such Grand Prize trip may be awarded for a period equal to the duration of the Grand Prize Winner's disability or illness and the Grand Prize Winner must prove such disability by a doctor's certificate, which certificate shall be endorsed by another physician agreeable to Sponsor and the Grand Prize Winner at the Grand Prize Winner's expense. By accepting the Grand Prize trip, Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest agree that the Grand Prize Winner and his/her Guest will act in a manner that is safe and respectful of Sponsor, Released Parties as defined below and their sponsored-specified hotels. If the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her Guest should appear to be inebriated, impaired or acting inappropriately, if the Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her Guest speaks profanity or shows any lewd or sexually suggestive gesture or full or partial nudity, or if a Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her Guest becomes involved in any situation or occurrence which could reflect unfavorably upon any other individual, that creates the potential for death, disability, injury and/or property damage, the Sponsor, its Released Parties and management of sponsored-specified hotels shall have the right, in their sole discretion, to remove both the Grand Prize Winner and Guest from the premises and the remainder of the Grand Prize trip may be forfeited without any further compensation. Grand Prize trip is subject to any and all restrictions instituted by the Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security as required. Grand Prize Winner (where applicable) is solely responsible for paying all federal, state and local taxes on the Grand Prizes (or any portion thereof). Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. The United States Internal Revenue Service requires Form 1099MISC to be issued and filed for any U.S. resident who receives a prize if the annual aggregate value of the prize received is $600 or more. Sponsor will issue a Form 1099MISC to Grand Prize Winner for the total fair market value of the prize he/she receives. Sponsor or Related Entities are not responsible for any fees or additional charges resulting from the Grand Prize Winner's or his/her guest's change(s) to itinerary or accommodations. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest will be solely responsible for any and all costs associated with obtaining a valid government issued ID prior to departure. Grand Prize Winner may not choose the cash value in lieu of a prize. No substitution, assignment, redemption for cash (unless stated herein), or transfer of any prize is permitted. If the advertised prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond Sponsor's reasonable control, a substitute prize of equal or greater value may be awarded in Sponsor's sole discretion. Potential Prize Winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and (where permitted) a Publicity Release within fourteen (14) days from attempted date of notification. If the potential Grand Prize Winner is (i) disqualified, (ii) the Prize Winner notification is returned as undeliverable, (iii) the signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release is not received by Sponsor in a timely manner, (iv) the Prize Winner is ineligible, or (v) the Prize Winner declines his/her prize, the potential Prize Winner will be disqualified and that prize will be awarded to an alternate prize winner in a Random Drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries. Sponsor is not responsible for fraudulent calls or emails made to entrants not by Sponsor, or for any change of entrant's email, telephone or mailing address.
INTERNET: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated early, Sponsor reserves the right select the Prize Winners in a random drawing from among all corresponding eligible Entries received at the time of termination at its sole discretion. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or Entry to be received by the Sponsor due to technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any Entry based on an email address, the Entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at time of Entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
GENERAL: The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, at any time, to reject or disqualify any Entry that is deemed ineligible or for any reason that the Sponsor feels is necessary and/or appropriate, including without limitation, if that entrant has not complied with the Official Rules or has interfered, in Sponsor's sole opinion, with the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. By participating, each entrant agrees on his/her behalf, and on behalf of his/her respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Releasing Parties") to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, the Related Entities, and any advertising and promotional agencies or entities involved in the administration or advertising of this Sweepstakes as well as the respective employees, officers, directors, members, shareholders, partners and agents of each ("Released Parties") from any and all actions, causes of actions, suits, or liability whatsoever for loss, harm, damage, injury, lost profits, indirect or direct damages, consequential damages, incidental damages, punitive or exemplary damages, judgments, costs or expense whatsoever (including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death) which may occur in connection with (i) participation in the Sweepstakes, (ii) entrant's conduct in creating his/her Entry, (iii) violation of these Official Rules, (iv) possession, acceptance, use or misuse of a prize or (v) Released Parties' use of any rights granted herein, and for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy or alleged breach of entrant's representations and warranties herein. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (1) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible Entries, (2) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (3) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of an Entry or other materials; (4) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the participation in the Sweepstakes; (5) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; or (6) any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes which corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor may disqualify any entrant if, in its sole discretion, it determines s/he is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or the Sponsor, the judges or their respective representatives. If Sponsor at any time receives a complaint (including but not limited to a cease and desist letter, general letter of complaint etc.) alleging intellectual property infringement of the Entry, Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the Entry. The Sponsor shall not be responsible if the Sweepstakes or prize fulfillment cannot be implemented or does not take place for any reason including delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, strikes, governmental action, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism, including without limitation, or for any reason outside of the Sponsor's control. By participating, entrants acknowledge that Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas without any restriction whatsoever, or further obligation to entrant.
NAME OF WINNER /OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner (available after July 30, 2014), or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope to be received by September 30, 2014) to: Lisa See's China Doll Sweepstakes, c/o Centra 360, 1400 Old Country Road, Suite 420, Westbury, NY 11590. VT residents may omit return postage. Please specify "Official Rules" or "Winners List" on the outer envelope.
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