SINFUL DESIRE Ritz Sweepstake
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR RECEIVE PRIZES. PURCHASE OR ACCEPTANCE OF A
PRODUCT OFFER DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
How to enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants may either:
Visit https://laurenblakely.com (the “Promotion Website”) and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the entry form (an “Online Entry”). Entrants will be required to order Lauren Blakely’s Sinful Desire and upload a picture of their receipt or other proof of purchase; or
hand print their name, address, phone number, and email address on a 3” x 5” piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to “Sinful Desire Ritz Sweepstakes Alternate Method of Entry”, c/o Lauren Blakely, P.O. Box 802, Larkspur CA 94977 (each an “Alternate Method of Entry”). All Alternate Methods of Entry must be postmarked by September 25, 2015 and received by September 30, 2015.
Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor (defined below). No other method of entry will be accepted. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 1, 2015 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on September 25, 2015 (the “Promotion Period”). Online Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on September 25, 2015. Alternate Method of Entries must be postmarked by September 25, 2015 and received by September 30, 2015. The computer of the Sponsor (defined below) is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) entry per person. If more than one (1) entry is submitted by the same person, only the first eligible entry submitted will be considered. By entering the Sweepstakes, the entrant (or the parent/legal guardian of the entrant if such entrant is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Lauren Blakely (the “Sponsor”) which are final and binding. A copy of these Official Rules is available online at the Promotion Website.
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. An entrant who is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence as of the time of entry should obtain his/her parent or legal guardian’s consent prior to entry. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: employees and immediate family members of the Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and all agencies, entities and persons engaged in the marketing and/or administration of this Sweepstakes, and Lauren Blakely and immediate family members of Lauren Blakely. For the purpose of these Official Rules, “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by
an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address). Potential winners may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with the entrants selected for a Prize (as defined below).Prizes: There will be 1 winner of a $500 gift card for a stay at the Ritz Carlton nearest you!*, and 2 winners of a $50 Gift Card to the retailer of your choice (Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iTunes to be chosen the week of September 28, 2015. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
*Please note: If you are the winner and there is no Ritz Carlton near you, you may opt to receive a $500 gift card to any Marriott property, or Marriott-owned hotel.
Sweepstakes winners will be responsible for all applicable taxes associated with the winner’s acceptance of the Prize and any other expense not explicitly included in the description of the Prize. The Prize (and any and all portions thereof) must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. In the event that a specific prize item is discontinued or otherwise unavailable, a prize item or cash of equal or greater value may be awarded to the Sweepstakes winner in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received.
Winner Selection and Notification: On or about the week of October 4, 2015, the potential winner(s) will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries received. The potential winner(s) will be notified by e-mail and must respond within five (5) days of notification. The potential winner(s) (or the parent/legal guardian of the winner if such winner is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) may be required at the Sponsor’s sole discretion to sign and return (within ten (10) business days of notification) an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release that confirms the potential winner’s: (i) eligibility for the Sweepstakes and compliance with these Official Rules; (ii) acceptance of the Prize as offered; (iii) release of the Releasees (as defined below) from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in this Sweepstakes, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising therefrom; and (iv) consent to
Sponsor’s use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, and biographical material in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, for purposes of advertising and publicity relating to the Sweepstakes, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a potential winner (or the parent/legal guardian of the potential winner if such potential winner is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) fails to respond within the stated timeline, or if a prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Delivery of a Prize requires a full street address (P.O. boxes are not accepted), which may be requested by the Sponsor. To be declared a winner, Canadian resident(s) must correctly answer an arithmetical skill-testing question to be administered by mail or telephone.
Conditions: The Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates and/or subsidiaries, are not responsible for printing, clerical or typographical errors of any kind or nature relating to entries. In no event will the Sponsor be obligated to award more than the stated number of prizes. Each entrant (or the parent/legal guardian of the entrant if such entrant is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) agrees that the Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for damages, injuries or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in the Sweepstakes, or from acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize. The Sponsor assumes no liability for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, undeliverable or misdirected entries, notifications and/or responses, or for any computer, online, software, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The Sponsor is not responsible for damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any
materials in connection with this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside the control of the Sponsor which impair or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE
THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL
LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES
AND DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a participant’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in participant’s email account to receive e-mail. Sweepstakes is void, in whole or part, where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
Release and Indemnity: By participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant (or the parent/legal guardian of the entrant if such entrant is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) hereby releases and discharges the Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrators, and Lauren Blakely (collectively, the “Releasees”), from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, judgments, damages, penalties, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees) in any
way arising in relation to the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activity, or the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.
Furthermore, by participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant (or the parent/legal guardian of the entrant if such entrant is under the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory of residence at the time of entry) hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent company, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrator, and Lauren Blakely (collectively, the “Indemnitees”), from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, judgments, damages, penalties, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees) in any way arising in relation to the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activity, or the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.
Privacy and Use of Personal Information: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant (or the parent/legal guardian of the entrant if such entrant is under the age of majority in his/her
Termination: Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, the Sponsors reserve the right to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, and/or amend the Official Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason, without prior notice. In the event that the Sweepstakes is terminated or suspended, the Sponsors will select winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. In the event that the Official Rules are amended, all entries received prior to such action which were eligible according to the original Official Rules will be deemed eligible.
Winner’s List: To receive the official name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, between September 28, 2015 and November 30, 2015, to: Sinful Desire Ritz Sweepstakes Winner, c/o
Lauren Blakely, P.O. Box 802, Larkspur CA 94977.
Sponsor: Lauren Blakely, P.O. Box 802, Larkspur CA 94977
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A graduate of Brown University, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and she is the vegetarian at your dinner party.
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