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Scholastic Reading Club’s Star Reader Sweepstakes
Official Rules

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 Star Reader 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”). Participants must be a parent/legal guardian or teacher, age 18 or older, of the reader being submitted. 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 09/12/13 at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and end 12/31/13 at 11:59 p.m. ET) Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER:  

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES will be accepted through the Sweepstakes period and must be submitted via the form found at www.scholastic.com/StarReader.  Complete the online entry form and submit electronically.   Entrants may submit as many candidates for “Star Reader” as they wish.  Please note that a photograph of each star reader selected as a winner will be required and permission from the star reader’s parent/legal guardian will be required.   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 Monthly Winner (as defined below) 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.

DAILY SWEEPSTAKES DRAWINGS: On the last Tuesday of each month between September 2013 and November 2013, and on the last Monday of December, one (1) entry from each grade-level catalog (PreK, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Middle School) will be selected at random for a total of eight (8) Monthly Drawings. Entries not selected in the Monthly Drawing will be retained for subsequent Monthly Drawings. All Monthly Drawings will be conducted by Sponsor. Odds of winning a prize in a Monthly Drawing depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor will announce the winners of each Monthly Drawing (“the Monthly Winners”) on the Scholastic Reading Club Contest page (www.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 RETAILS VALUE (“ARV”)

Monthly Prizes: There are a total of thirty-two (32) Prizes (1 per Reading Club per month for four months) to be awarded. (ARV $50.00. The total ARV of all Prizes to be awarded is $1600.00.)

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 email 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. A photograph of the winning Star Reader will be required. 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 constitutes 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 (http://www.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 www.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 31, 2013 and no later than February 28, 2014, to: Scholastic Reading Club’s Star Reader Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714, or go to www.scholastic.com/clubcontests.

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