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Scholastic Reading Club’s Read! Rate! Review! Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. INTERNET ACCESS (AND E-MAIL ACCOUNT) REQUIRED. 

OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“UNITED STATES”), 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. OFFERED ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES. 

ELIGIBILITY: “Scholastic Reading Club’s Read! Rate! Review! Sweepstakes” ( the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years or older at time of participation (“participants” or “entrants”). DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU ARE NOT A LEGAL U.S. RESIDENT 18 YEARS OR OLDER. Employees, officers, and directors of Scholastic Inc. (“Sponsor”), its affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and suppliers of promotion materials and services and any other entity engaged in any way in the development, production, printing, distribution, or execution of the Sweepstakes, and members of the immediate family or household of such individuals are not eligible. (“Immediate family” means spouse and parents, siblings, and children and their spouses, whether or not residing with the ineligible individual). You must have an e-mail account in order to participate in the Sweepstakes. 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:

Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes Period will start 11/15/13 at 9:00 a.m. ET and end 12/15/13 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER:  

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES will be accepted through the Sweepstakes period.  Entry is made by submitting a customer review online of any book sold through scholastic.com. Completing the customer review form includes providing an e-mail address. By entering, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may, but is not obligated to, publish or post any or all entries, whether selected as a winner or not, in its Reading Club catalog(s) or other materials, on its website(s) or any of its pages on any other site(s), including, but not limited to, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Instagram, and may be used for any other legal purpose, including, without limitation, advertising in any and all media.

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWINGS: Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor on or about December 17, 2013. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor will announce the winners on the Scholastic Reading Club contest page: scholastic.com/clubcontests, and contact winners via direct e-mail. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any submission that is inappropriate for any reason, including, without limitation, for depicting or mentioning sex, violence, drugs, alcohol, and/or inappropriate language.

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS: Participants must fully comply with the Official Rules. Any use of an automated entry device, robotic, repetitive, mechanically reproduced, automatic, programmed, or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes/contest-entry services) are prohibited and will void all Sweepstakes entries by that entrant.

PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)

Prizes: A total of fifty (50) 10-Book Holiday Gift Prizes will be awarded. (ARV $80.00.)

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified via direct e-mail message within one week of the drawing date. Sponsor will have no liability relative to non-receipt of winner notification if potential winner’s e-mail account is not properly set. Prizewinners must respond to the e-mail within seventy-two (72) hours with full name and mailing address and phone number; and if no response is provided, Sponsor will send one (1) additional message for which a response must be received within twenty-four (24) hours with the required information, and Prizewinner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (“Release”) by the date specified. Noncompliance with these requirements will result in disqualification and forfeiture of Prize; and in such event, Prize will be awarded to another randomly selected participant. If Sponsor is unable to contact a potential Prizewinner or no response is provided, such potential Prizewinner will forfeit Prize and will be disqualified, no further participation in the Sweepstakes by such person will be permitted, and an alternate winner will be selected. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding.

Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes and acceptance of prize constitute winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness, image and/or voice (including photograph, film, and/or recording of the same), and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, for an unlimited period of time without further payment or consideration for the purpose of promoting this Sweepstakes (including any outcome), and promoting any products manufactured, distributed, and/or supplied by the Sponsor.  

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for incomplete information, incomplete transmission defaults, or faulty network connections, telephone, computer server/system/software failure of any kind, and/or delayed, garbled, or corrupted data. Any attempts by an individual to access the Sweepstakes or website via a bot script or other brute-force attack will result in that IP address becoming ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or any laws, or to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, misappropriation, infringement, or any other unfair playing practices/poor sportsmanship, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrants/persons. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect, incomplete, or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software (beyond Sponsor’s control); (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries for the Sweepstakes; or (5) any injury or damage to property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.  All entries in the Sweepstakes are subject to verification. Without limiting the foregoing, an entry in the Sweepstakes will be automatically void if it is determined to be the product of an automated or mass-entry attempt (that is, not manually key-stroked). No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, printing, digital, or programming failures, or other reasons or any errors, cause more than the stated number of prizes to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the indicated number of prize(s) (if previously not awarded), by a random drawing among all legitimate eligible claimants for prize(s). Sponsor reserves the right to terminate/cancel the Sweepstakes as a result of any printing, technical, or other errors.

LIABILITY LIMITATIONS: By participating, each participant agrees (a) to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and its agents, whose decisions shall be final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes; and (b) to release and hold harmless Sponsor, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns from any and all injuries, liability, loss, or damage of any kind to person(s), including death, or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from his/her receipt, acceptance, possession, use, and/or misuse of any prize or from his/her participation in this Sweepstakes, or for any error in the announcement of any prize. 

Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall NOT constitute a waiver of that provision.

All Sweepstakes entries and participant information becomes the property of Sponsor, subject only to the policies of Sponsor’s privacy policy as posted on its website: scholastic.com/privacy.htm. If, for any reason, a participant’s entry in the Sweepstakes is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, such participant’s sole remedy is another opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes (as applicable), provided that it is possible to do so (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned because, for example, of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that Sponsor, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes as intended, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part. In such event, notice of such action will be posted at: scholastic.com/clubcontests and Sponsor will conduct the Sweepstakes and select winners in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate, and consistent with these Official Rules.

CHOICE OF LAW: Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to choice of law or conflict of law principles. Any dispute, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and brought exclusively in a federal or state court in New York County in New York; any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes (if any), but in no event attorneys’ fees; and  under no circumstances will registered participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and registered participant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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. 

WINNERS LIST: To obtain a winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope after December 15, 2013, and no later than February 28, 2014, toRead! Rate! Review! Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714, or go to: scholastic.com/clubcontests.

SPONSOR: Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012