The Ravaged Book Launch Sweepstakes

 

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Agreement

Please read these official rules (the “Official Rules”) carefully. They contain important information about your rights and obligations, as well as limitations and exclusions that may apply to you if you enter The Ravaged Book Launch Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) sponsored by Blackstone Publishing (the “Sponsor”).

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you signify your agreement to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor. If you do not agree to the Official Rules, you may not enter the Sweepstakes.

Please note: the Official Rules have been updated as of March 25, 2022. The Sweepstakes has been extended due to the postponement of publication of The Ravaged by Norman Reedus and the launch of the book. The Sweepstakes will now end on April 22, 2022 and The Ravaged book launch will take place on May 14, 2022.

2.  Sweepstakes Period

The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on April 22, 2022 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.

3. Eligibility

The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia (“DC”) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. (“Participant,” entrant” or “you”).

Employees, officers, directors, agents, or representatives, of the Sponsor, and its respective parent companies and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers of prizes, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter.

The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, territorial, municipal and local laws and regulations. If it is found that a person who does not meet the eligibility criteria set forth in these rules has submitted an entry, that entry may be deemed ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility requirements. Void outside the fifty (50) United States of America, DC, and wherever else prohibited by law.

4. How to Enter

There is no purchase necessary to enter the Sweepstakes. Making a purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

To enter the Sweepstakes, visit https://theravagedsweeps.com/ (the “Sweepstakes Website”) and follow the online instructions to complete and submit the entry form. You will be required to provide your first name, last name, email address, phone number (optional), state and zip code. In addition to providing the above information, you must signify your agreement to these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Next, answer the four (4) survey questions to earn one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

How to Earn Bonus Entries: Participants may share the Sweepstakes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn or by email to earn a bonus entry. Each entrant will earn one (1) bonus entry when someone enters the Sweepstakes from his/her unique sharing link.

Limit of one (1) entry and five (5) bonus entries per person during the Sweepstakes Period, for a total of six (6) entries into the Sweepstakes.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Entries which are incomplete, illegible, or fraudulent are null and void. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, incorrect, or inaccurate capture of entry information. If you enter the Sweepstakes via a mobile device using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply.

5. Prize/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)/Odds

Grand Prize: One (1) grand prize (the “Grand Prize”) is available to be won. The Grand Prize is a trip for two (for the winner and a guest) to the book launch of The Ravaged by Norman Reedus on May 14, 2022. The Grand Prize includes:

  • a $1,200 Delta Air Lines gift card;
  • a $1,200 Hotels.com gift card;
  • a $500 virtual Visa gift card;
  • two (2) wristbands to The Ravaged book launch at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California; and
  • two (2) signed copies of The Ravaged by Norman Reedus.

The ARV of the Grand Prize is $3,000.00 USD.

Second Prizes: Ten (10) second prizes (each, a “Second Prize”) are available to be won. Each Second Prize consists of one (1) signed copy of The Ravaged by Norman Reedus.

The ARV of each Second Prize is $30.00 USD. The total ARV of all Second Prizes is $300.00 USD.

The total ARV of all prizes available to be won is $3,300.00 USD.

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

No cash alternative or substitution of a prize will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if listed prize is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.

6. Prize Conditions

All expenses related to the acceptance or use of a prize are the sole responsibility of each winner. Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes for promotional, marketing and any other purpose, including online announcements unless prohibited by law. 

Prize elements may be subject to additional restrictions. Grand Prize winner will be responsible for booking travel arrangements to attend the book launch.

All travel dates and arrangements are subject to change based on availability and providers approval. Any portion of the prize not accepted by the winner will be forfeited. Gift cards are subject to additional terms and conditions that the issuer imposes on its gift cards, which may appear on the card itself or be accessible online. For the Visa gift card portion of the prize, please note that funds are subject to a 6-month expiry from the time the card is issued.

Sponsor is not responsible for any fees or additional charges resulting from Grand Prize winner’s or guest’s change to accommodations, or for hotel room charges for additional amenities, services, or incidentals. Prizes are not assignable, nor transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or other items of value except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. All expenses and costs not expressly listed as part of a prize and related to its acceptance and/or use are each winner’s sole responsibility. 

7. Winner Selection

Grand Prize: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing to be held on or about April 25, 2022 at approximately 10:00:00 AM ET.

Second Prizes: Ten (10) potential Second Prize winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period in a random drawing to be held on or about April 26, 2022 at approximately 10:00:00 AM ET.

The random drawings will take place at the offices of a designated representative of the Sponsor, whose decisions are final.

8. Winner Notification

The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by email by a designated representative of the Sponsor on or about April 25, 2022.

The potential Second Prize winners will be notified by email by a designated representative of the Sponsor on or about April 26, 2022.

If any potential winner cannot be contacted within forty-eight (48) hours of notification, or if there is a return of any notification as undeliverable; then he/she may, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, be disqualified (and, if disqualified, will forfeit any and all rights to the prize) and the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion to randomly select an alternate eligible entrant for the prize in a separate random drawing from the remaining eligible entries submitted and received in accordance with these Official Rules.

Additional Requirements to Win: potential winners will become confirmed winners (each, a “Winner”) after meeting the requirements that follow. Failure to do so will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected by the means set forth above. The potential winner will be required to sign and return, within forty-eight (48) hours of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility & Liability / Publicity Release form (the “Release Form”).

Grand Prize winner will also be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form, which will require additional personal information, including a social security number. We will only use information from the W-9 form to fulfill our tax obligations in connection with this Sweepstakes and for no other purpose. Grand Prize Winner will be issued an IRS 1099-MISC form for the value of the prize for the year in which the prize was received.

No one is a Winner unless and until the Sponsor officially confirms him/her as a Winner in accordance with these Official Rules.

Prize Delivery:

Grand Prize: Certain prize components, such as gift cards may be delivered electronically to the Grand Prize Winner and, if Sponsor does so, Sponsor will email the applicable prize components to the Winner at the email address provided in the Winner’s entry. Prize components that are physical merchandise (i.e cannot be provided electronically) will be shipped to the Grand Prize Winner within three (3) business days after the Grand Prize Winner is confirmed to the physical address the Winner provides when notified as discussed above. Sponsor will pay all postage/delivery costs.

Second Prizes: Second Prizes will be delivered within approximately fourteen (14) days after each Second Prize Winner has been confirmed. Sponsor will pay all postage/delivery costs.

9. Publicity

Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Sweepstakes and acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, each Winner’s name, city, state, and prize won, as news, publicity or information and for advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without limitation and additional compensation, notification or permission.

Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes for promotional, marketing and any other purpose, including online announcements unless prohibited by law.

10. Limitation of Liability

By participating in the Sweepstakes and as a condition of acceptance of a prize, each entrant, his/her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, releases, waives, discharges, and holds harmless the Sponsor, its parent companies, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers of prizes, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from, and against any and all loses, damages, rights, claims, actions, causes of action, personal injury, property damage or death (including without limitation any and all costs and liabilities of any kind including but not limited to lawyer’s fees), and including, without limitation, any such arising from any act of negligence of the Releases Parties, that the entrant now has, or may hereafter have against the Released Parties directly or indirectly resulting from participation of the Sweepstakes or the awarding, acceptance, use, or misuse of a prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize.

FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA: You acknowledge and agree that your release and waiver extends to the following, the protections of which you explicitly waive:

California Civil Code Section 1542: A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.

11. General

Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected or damaged entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to Participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

Failure to comply with these Official Rules will result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules. If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to any causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.

12. Disputes

Except where prohibited, Participants agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Oregon. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the of the State of Oregon, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Oregon or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Oregon. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.

THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT AND INCLUDING ANY CLAIM FOR FRAUDULENT INDUCEMENT THEREOF.

13. Privacy

Personal information collected from Participants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at https://www.blackstonepublishing.com/privacy-policy.

14. Winners List Requests

For a written confirmation of the Winners (available after April 30, 2022), send an email to help@raven5.com with subject line: The Ravaged Book Launch Sweepstakes Winners List Request. All requests must be received by June 30, 2022 at 2:59:59 PM ET. Requests received after this time will not be fulfilled.

15. Sponsor

Blackstone Publishing, 31 Mistletoe Road, Ashland, Oregon, 97520, USA.

Void outside the fifty (50) United States of America, DC, and wherever else prohibited by law. Please direct any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes to help@raven5.com.