April 15th nook colorTM Sweepstakes Official Rules


1. Eligibility

The April 4th nook colorTM Sweepstakes (the "Promotion") is administered by Big Prize Giveaways, LLC ("BPG") and is open to residents age 18 and older in all jurisdictions where receipt of prizes or entry in the Promotion is not prohibited by United States and/or local laws, rules or regulations. Prohibited countries include, but are not limited to, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, India and residents of any country embargoed by the United States. Employees of BPG and Publishers Clearing House or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Promotion and their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employees are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and BPG's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Administrator

Big Prize Giveaways, LLC (PO Box 5963, Columbia, SC 29205) is the sole Administrator and Sponsor of the Promotion.

3. Timing

The Promotion begins on March 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on April 15, 2011 at 7:00 PM ET (the "Promotion Period"). Administrator's computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.

4. How to Enter

There are two (2) ways to enter:

  1. Personal Entry: You can enter the Promotion through the Publishers Clearing House application on the Facebook Platform using the following address: http://www.bigprize.com/share/pch Follow the on-screen prompts to enter. This will give you one entry and one of your Facebook friends of your choice (optional) one entry. You may only submit one Personal Entry per day. You must have a personal Facebook page to enter.
  2. Friend Entry: When one of your friends submits a Personal Entry and lists you as the friend of their choice (as noted in number 1 above), that friend will receive one Personal Entry and you will receive one Friend Entry. There is no limit to the number of valid Friend Entries you may receive per day from this method. Your friend entry must have his or her own personal Facebook page and must be one of your Facebook friends for you to enter him/her on a Friend entry.
General Conditions Regarding Entering: Entry requires using the Publishers Clearing House application and you must become a fan of Publishers Clearing House's Page on Facebook to access features of the Publishers Clearing House Application. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification. BPG is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identity. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the rightful winner, Big Prize Giveaways will gather proof of identity from the disputing parties and will solely be responsible for choosing the winner. There is no charge for entering, as free Internet access is available at many public libraries. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to BPG and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to administer the Promotion and in accordance with BPG's privacy policy.

5. Winner Selection

BPG will conduct a drawing at 7:00 pm ET on April 15, 2011 by randomly selecting one Personal Entry from all Personal Entries properly submitted during the Promotion Period. The entrant who submitted the selected Personal Entry along with entrant listed on the corresponding Friend Entry, if applicable, will be Potential Grand Prize Winners.

6. Verification and Notification of Potential Grand Prize Winner

ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY BPG WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. Potential Grand Prize Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential Grand Prize Winners will be posted on the following web page: http://www.bigprize.com/winners_list. Each Potential Grand Prize Winner (Personal Entry Winner and Friend Entry Winner) must respond within 7 days of his/her name being posted. In addition and as a courtesy, BPG will also attempt to alert each Potential Grand Prize Winner using the email address associated with that Potential Grand Prize Winner’s Facebook page, but BPG is not responsible for any technical malfunction or undelivered email messages. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE WEBSITE ADDRESS ABOVE AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PROMOTION TO SEE IF YOU ARE A POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER. Once a Potential Grand Prize Winner has been verified to the satisfaction of BPG (either from Personal Entry, or from Friend Entry, or both), BPG will arrange for prize fulfillment to the Validated Grand Prize Winner(s). If there are two Potential Grand Prize Winners selected (one Personal Entry and one Friend Entry), and either one is determined to be ineligible by BPG or fails to respond within the required time period, that Potential Grand Prize Winner forfeits his/her Prize; but the other Potential Grand Prize Winner is not affected. If all Potential Grand Prize Winners (the Personal Entry and, if one was selected, the associated Friend Entry) selected in a selection round are determined to be ineligible by BPG or fail to respond within the required time period, then both Potential Grand Prize Winners forfeit their prizes and are disqualified. In that event, and only in that event, BPG will randomly select different winners from all remaining eligible entries and repeat the verification process outlined above.

7. Prizes

A maximum of two "Grand Prizes" each consisting of a nook colorTM ($249) may be awarded. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Total actual retail value of all prizes will not exceed $498. Only one (1) nook colorTM will be awarded if one of the following occurs: (1) a Friend Entry is not submitted with the Potential Grand Prize Winning Personal Entry; or (2) there are two Potential Grand Prize Winners (one Personal Entry and one Friend Entry) and one of them is determined by BPG to be ineligible or fails to respond; or (3) there are two Validated Grand Prize Winners (one Personal Entry and one Friend Entry) and one of them refuses the nook colorTM;. So long as at least one (1) nook colorTM is awarded in a selection round, there will be no subsequent round of selection.

8. Odds of Winning

The winner has not been identified. We don't know who the winner is. If you enter our Promotion, your entry will have the same chance to win as every other entry. For the odds of winning, please see the Sweepstakes Facts set out in these Official Rules. Many will enter, few will win.

9. Release

By entering this Promotion, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, BPG, Facebook, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

10. Publicity

Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winners consent to Publishers Clearing House and its agents' use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown and state, and/or uploaded photo or slide show for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

11. General Conditions

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion if the Promotion Period has not expired; if the Promotion Period has expired, then that entrant has no further remedy. In the event of a discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

13. Disputes

Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Promotion or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate South Carolina State Court located in Columbia, South Carolina; (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (4) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses , and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of South Carolina or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of South Carolina.

14. Entrant's Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Big Prize Giveaways Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.bigprize.com/privacy.

15. Promotion Results

For Promotion results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to nook Color Promotion, c/o Big Prize Giveaways, LLC, PO Box 5963, Columbia, SC 29205. Requests for the winners list must be received by May 7th, 2011. VT residents may exclude return postage.

Sweepstakes Facts
Prize/Value Giveaway No. End Date Est. Odds Of Winning
Up to 2* nook Color
(valued at $249 each)
BPG001 04/15/2011 1 in 70,000

*See Section 7 of the Official Rules.

You Have Not Yet Won. All Entries Have The Same Chance Of Winning. The winner has not been identified. We don't know who the winner is. If you enter our Promotion, your entry will have the same chance to win as every other entry.

Enter For Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter. Just follow the instructions in the Official Rules.

Enter The Promotion Once Per Day. You may enter this Promotion once per day. You may be entered by others as their Friend (in connection with their once-a-day personal entry) an unlimited number of times per day.

Buying Won't Help You Win. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. It would not be lawful to give any advantage to buyers in a Sweepstakes.

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