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House of Hades Riordan Sweeps OFFICIAL RULES

1.        NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  To enter, teacher must place an October Scholastic Reading Club order that includes at least one copy of a Rick Riordan title, or send a postcard with teacher’s name, grade level, school name, address, and telephone to:  House of Hades Riordan Sweeps, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714.  All purchases must be made and postcards received October 31, 2013.   Winner will be notified on or about November 8, 2013.  Scholastic Inc. (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, postage due, incomplete or illegible entries or mail.

2.         Winner will be selected by a random drawing. Odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries received.  Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, postage due, incomplete or illegible entries or mail.

3.         Sweepstakes is open to teachers in grades 4 through 8 who are legal US residents and currently teaching in U.S. schools.  Employees, and members of their families living in the same household, of Sponsor, and its parent, subsidiaries, brokers, distributors, dealers, retailers, affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion and production agencies, (collectively, the “related entities”), are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

4.         There will be one (1) Winner who will receive a signed copy of The House of Hades for each student in the winner’s class.  (Approximate retail value of this prize is $300.00.)

5.         All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to release Sponsor, each prize provider in this Sweepstakes, and their respective related entities from any and all liability for injuries or damages of any kind sustained through participation in this sweepstakes and/or use of a prize once accepted.

            6.         No cash substitutions, transfers or assignments of prizes allowed, except by Sponsor in case of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.   All matters relating to this Sweepstakes shall be subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion and Sponsor’s decisions shall be final and binding on all entrants and the winner.  The winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within ten (10) days of notification attempt or an alternate winner may be selected.   By accepting the prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his or her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, and entry for purposes of advertising and promotion without further notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law.  Winner may also be asked to attend and participate in media and/or public relations events (the “Media Events”) designated by Sponsor, prize provider, and/or requested by various media outlets.  Upon Sponsor’s request, and subject to winner’s availability, the winner agrees to participate in such Media Events without any further compensation.    By accepting the prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor, prize provider and their respective related entities, and hold each of them harmless, from any claims relating to their participation or non-participation in any Media Events. 

            7.         The name of the prize winner (available after November 8, 2013), will be listed on the Sponsor website at www.scholastic.com/clubcontests.  You may also obtain a name of the winner by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Winners List, House of Hades Riordan Sweeps, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714 by January 10, 2014. 

Sponsor: Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012