So, for all of you, we have one last giveaway of the year. We hope you will use this as a means to connect with your friends and family this holiday season, whether by bringing someone you care about closer to home, or grabbing a few extra special gifts for a good friend.
For one winner, we are offering a $500 Visa gift card. To enter, follow Walden Pond Press on Twitter (@WaldenPondPress) and tweet the following message:
RT @WaldenPondPress As a thank you to all our followers, we are giving away one $500 Visa giftcard. RT&follow 2 enter. ow.ly/82bOJ
This sweepstakes will run from Monday, December 19, 2011 at noon ET to Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at noon ET. A winner will be announced shortly after the end of the sweepstakes on Wednesday.
Good luck to all who enter!
$500 Visa Gift Card TWEETSTAKES -- Official Rules
This promotion (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by Walden Media, LLC ("Walden Media"),
1888 Century Park East 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
To enter, using your Twitter account
1) Follow @WaldenPondPress
2) Tweet or retweet the approved message. The entire message, including
exact link, hashtags, and @reply, must be included to qualify. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
Multiple entries from one Twitter account and single entries from multiple Twitter accounts held by
the entrant are automatically disqualified. Automated means of entry and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and all such entries will be void.
The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia eighteen (18) years of age and older, excluding employees and immediate family members of HarperCollins or Walden Media, LLC, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, advertising, promotional and fulfillment agents, attorneys, and other representatives and the persons with whom each of the above are domiciled. Offer void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
Each entrant in the Sweepstakes must be the rightful holder of the Twitter account. In the event of a
dispute concerning the identity of the holder of the Twitter account, the holder will be deemed to
be the person who owns the email address that was used to register the Twitter account. The
Twitter account must be opened prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes will commence on Monday, December 19, 2011, at 12:00 noon (ET). The last entry will be accepted Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 at 12:00 noon (ET).
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNER
One potential winner will be selected by a random drawing from among the eligible entries.
Winner will be chosen by no later than four (4) days following the end date above. The potential
winner will be notified by Direct Message via Twitter. If the potential winner does not respond to
the notification within three (3) days of delivery, an alternate winner will be chosen. If a potential winner is not following @waldenpondpress on Twitter and therefore cannot receive a direct message, an alternate winner will be chosen. The potential winner will be required to complete, sign, return and have notarized an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where imposing such condition is legal, a Publicity Release (the “Prize Claim Documents”). If a selected potential winner fails to return the signed Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of the receipt of the Prize Claim Documents, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected.
There will be one grand prize winner who will receive: one (1) $500 Visa Gift Card with an estimated retail value (“ERV”) of $500. Walden Media reserves the right to substitute a substitute prize or cash payment of equal or greater value for the prize (or a portion of the prize) in its sole discretion.
The prize is non-transferable and cannot be sold or redeemed for cash. The Internal Revenue Service requires a Form 1099 MISC to be issued and filed for any prize winner if the annual aggregate value of the prizes received is $600 or more. Walden Media will issue a Form 1099 MISC to the Grand Prize Winner for the ERV of the Grand Prize.
By participating, entrants affirm that they have read these Official Rules, agree to be bound by
them and the selection of the winners, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim ambiguity
in the Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules. All federal, state and local tax liabilities arising
from this Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the winner. Acceptance of the prize
constitutes permission to use the winner's name, tweet, likeness, biography, and prize won for
purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation, except where
prohibited or restricted by law.
The entrants release, discharge, and hold harmless Walden Media and its parent, affiliates,
subsidiaries, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, including advertising, promotion and
fulfillment agencies, from any and all liability or damages arising from the administration of the
Sweepstakes and the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize received in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the following: (i) late, lost, incomplete, delayed, misdirected or unintelligible entries, (ii) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes, and (iii) any damage to the entrant's computer, related equipment, data files,
and software resulting from entrant's downloading of information regarding the Sweepstakes or
participation in the Sweepstakes.
Walden Media reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this
Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond Walden Media's control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. Walden Media may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking or employing other unfair practices or by abusing other entrants or the representatives of Walden Media.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR
UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, IN SUCH EVENT, WALDEN MEDIA RESERVES THE
RIGHT TO PURSUE ITS REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING COSTS AND ATTORNEY'S
FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Any dispute arising from the Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of
California, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the
personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State of California
over them and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND THE RATE AT
WHICH THEY ARE RECEIVED.
For the names of the prize winners, e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org no
earlier than 12/22/11, but no later than 12/31/11. You may also send a self-addressed
stamped envelope (postage not required from Vermont residents) to Walden Media, 17 New England Executive Park, Suite 305, Burlington, MA 01803 during the time period above.
This Sweepstakes is conducted solely by Walden Media, LLC and is not sponsored or otherwise
affiliated with Twitter and/or Visa®, Inc..