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The Help Deluxe Edition Sweepstakes is now CLOSED.

 

Official Rules for the The Help Deluxe Edition Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, ages 18 or older.

How to Enter:

  • To enter the The Help Deluxe Edition Signed Copy Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes"), review these Official Rules and fill out the entry form, including your first and last name, mailing address, email address and company name (if applicable). Sweepstakes begins October 24, 2011. Entries may be sent via this website only and must be received no later than October 31, 2011, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time. Limit one entry per person. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. ("Sponsor"). Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt.
  • Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible or incomplete. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for late, incomplete or illegible entries.
  • Sponsor and its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the sender, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes which may limit the ability to play or participate, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Sweepstakes. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account associated with the entry.

Winners:

  • From all eligible entries received, three (3) winners will be chosen in a random drawing held on or about November 7, 2011 by Sponsor, whose decisions concerning all matters related to this Sweepstakes are final and binding.
  • Winners will receive a prize via postal mail. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prize(s):

  • Three (3) winners will receive a Deluxe Edition copy of The Help, signed by the author, Kathryn Stockett (Approximate Retail Value $30.00).
  • In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

Eligibility:

This Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, ages 18 or older. Employees of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates or other parties in anyway involved in the development, production, or distribution of this Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Void where prohibited by law. All state and local restrictions apply.

General:

  • No substitutions, transfers or assignments of prizes allowed. In the event of unavailability, Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
  • All expenses, including taxes (if any), related to receipt and use of prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
  • Winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release ("Affidavit") and if so, the Affidavit must be completed and returned within fourteen (14) days of notification or winner will forfeit their prize and another winner will be selected. Should the ARV of the prize equal or exceed $600.00, winners shall be required to provide a Social Security Number or a Taxpayer Identification Number to Sponsor for issuance of a 1099 Form.
  • By accepting a prize, winners grant to Sponsor the right to use their names, likenesses, hometowns and biographical information in advertising and promotional materials, including posting on the Sponsor's and author's website, without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law.
  • By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting a prize, entrants release Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies, or the agencies of any of them and the authors and/or editors of any books promoted hereby from any and all liability for any loss, harm, injuries, damages, cost or expense arising out of or relating to participation in this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.
  • Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

Winners List:

To receive a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by May 7, 2012 to Putnam Marketing, 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, Attention: The Help Deluxe Edition Sweepstakes Winners List.

Sponsor:

G.P. Putnam's Sons,
an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
375 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10014


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