Contest Rules and RegulationsFrom January 6, 2014 to January 30, 2014, Enter our 2014 Pay It Forward Sweepstakes!
See rules and regulations below. Best of luck!
No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase/rental will not increase your chances of winning.
Participants must be at least 18 years old to win and legal residents of the United States. CollegeBookRenter.com (hereunder, “Sponsor”) reserves the right to refuse to award any Prize to or on behalf of a minor.
Only students enrolled at a college or university may enter. Entrant must verify that he or she is currently enrolled in an academic institution.
Employees of Sponsor and immediate family members of employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. Immediate family members include spouses, parents, siblings, children, grandparents, grandchildren, and in-laws (current or past).
Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Sweepstakes Sponsor will randomly select participants who tag an eligible Facebook friend in an eligible post on their Sponsor Facebook page to win any one of the following Prizes:
· two (2) Xbox One Consoles (ARV $499.99)
· two (2) 16GB iPad Mini Tablets (ARV $399.00)
· two (2) Southwest Airlines Gift Cards (ARV $500.00)
· two (2) Playstation 4 consoles (ARV $399.00)
The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all the Prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes is $3,600. A total of four (4) winners will be selected. Only one (1) Prize will be awarded per Facebook ‘Pay it Forward’ Sweepstakes participant and their eligible friend tagged in their comment.
Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Prize details and availability are subject to change, and in the event that the Sponsor is unable to provide the winner(s) with the Prize(s), the Sponsor may elect, at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, to provide winner(s) with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value. Excluding preorder Prizes, the Sponsor will aim to send the Prize within five (5) business days of the date the winner claims the Prize, provided a valid address is available; however, the Sponsor reserves the right to send the prize up to thirty (30) days after the winner is announced.
Microsoft (Xbox One), Apple (iPad Mini), Southwest, Sony (Playstation 4), and Facebook are not participants in or sponsors of this Sweepstakes.
How to Enter:
Participants must visit the Sponsor Facebook page and tag a friend in a comment on an eligible post. Both the participant and their tagged friend will be entered into the sweepstakes for the prize awarded during that sweepstakes period. A participant may only tag one (1) friend per comment. A participant may only enter 10 times per eligible post. A post will explicitly state its eligibility for the Facebook promotion in the contents of the message. The weekly Prize posts will occur at 12:01am CST beginning on the Sweepstakes start date, and Facebook likes/comments will be viewed at 11:59pm CST to determine the winner at random. The winner will be announced via Facebook the following day.
Sponsor is not responsible for failed Facebook logins as a result of participant error, likes/comments not being displayed as a result of the Facebook service, any problem caused by the participant’s Internet service or electronic device with which he or she is visiting the Sponsor’s Facebook page, or any other reason. Participants hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with the aforementioned failed entries. Sponsor’s decision will be final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes and winner eligibility. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
There will be four Sweepstakes Periods:
· Xbox One will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014, at 12:01am CST and end on Thursday, January, 9, 2014, at 11:59pm CST.
· iPad Mini will begin on Monday, January 13, 2014, at 12:01am CST and end on Thursday, January, 16, 2014, at 11:59pm CST.
· $500 Southwest Gift Card will begin on Monday, January 20, 2014, at 12:01am CST and end on Thursday, January, 23, 2014, at 11:59pm CST.
· Playstation 4 will begin on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 12:01am CST and end on Thursday, January, 30, 2014, at 11:59pm CST.
Selection of Winners:
Winners will be chosen at random per Facebook ‘Pay it Forward’ promotion from among those who have visited the Sponsor Facebook page and tagged a friend in a comment on an eligible post during the Sweepstakes period. The winner and his/her tagged friend will be notified via Direct Message through Facebook. “Notification” is deemed to have occurred immediately upon Sponsor’s sending of the Direct Message. In order for the potential winner to claim his or her Prize, the potential winner must respond within two (2) business days of Notification. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her accounts for Prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this sweepstakes. If a potential Prize winner cannot be reached within two (2) business days using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential Prize winner shall forfeit the Prize. The potential winner may also be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release (where legal) and any other additional documents required by the Sponsor within ten (10) days of date of Notification.
Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Sweepstakes, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all respects. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Prize winner, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account at the time of the entry and is defined as the natural person who is in control of the entering Facebook account. By entering, participants agree to comply with these rules. Any participant who attempts to tamper with the Sweepstakes, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an entry, each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the account associated with the winning entry in order to be awarded a Prize.
The Sponsor, at its sole discretion, may disqualify any entrant from participation in or use of any or all portions of this Sweepstakes, and refuse to award the Prize, if entrant engages in any conduct the Sponsor deems to be improper, unfair or otherwise adverse to the operation of the Sweepstakes or detrimental to other entrants. Such improper conduct includes, without limitation, falsifying personal information required during entrant registration, violating any terms or conditions stated herein, accumulating entries through methods such as automated computer scripts or any other programming techniques, allowing others to use entrant’s personal information for the purpose of accumulating entries, or intentionally trying to defraud, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise tamper with the computer programs in connection with this Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that Sponsor may void any Prize that entrant may have won and/or require the return of any Prize that entrant may have won as a result of such improper conduct. Entrant further acknowledges that any forfeiture of a Prize and/or return of a Prize will in no way prevent Sponsor from pursuing other avenues of recourse such as criminal or civil proceedings in connection with such conduct. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SWEEPSTAKES SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Posting of Winners:
The winners of the Facebook promotion Prizes may be announced on the Sponsor website and social media accounts. By participating in the drawing, the winner agrees to notify Sponsor of any changes to his or her contact information and provide updated information if applicable. Sponsor will have the right to include any winner’s name, nicknames, Facebook ID, image, likeness, voice, signature facsimile, pictures, biographical information or statements in any Advertising Materials produced hereunder. “Advertising Materials” shall include television and radio commercials, and any type of print and/or promotional materials including without limitation, print advertisements, publicity, posters, displays, any type of point of sale materials, packaging, social media and Internet materials. Sponsor shall be under no obligation to make or use any Advertising Materials. Sponsor will collect participants’ Facebook account ID and shared post and may use the foregoing as permitted in these Official Rules and Regulations and for the purposes of promoting the Sweepstakes.
Release and Indemnity:
Each participant in this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the Prize winners, hereby releases and agrees to hold harmless the Sweepstakes Sponsor and its respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, agent and Facebook from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind to person, including death, and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize, participation in this Sweepstakes and participation in any activity related to this Sweepstakes, including claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy.
Limitation of Liability:
In no event will the Sponsor be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, arising out of any access to and/or use of the Sweepstakes site, the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from the Sweepstakes site, the removal from the Sweepstakes site of, or discontinued access to, any materials, or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or participation in, any prize awarded in connection with the Sweepstakes. All Prizes and all materials provided on or through the site are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied (including without limitation the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement).
Shipping of Prizes:
Sponsor will ship the prizes by United States Post Office, United Parcel Service, or FedEx. Each shipment will be insured for the prize amount, but the Sponsor will not be liable if it is lost or damaged. Sponsor also reserves the right to not award a prize to a Sweepstakes winner if he or she does not provide proper shipping and contact information.
The Sponsor is Instructional Materials Management Solutions, LLC, dba CollegeBookRenter.com, 3333 U.S. Highway 641 North Murray, KY 42071.
If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical/electronic failures, or any other causes which the Sponsor, in its sole opinion believes could corrupt or affect the administration, security, integrity, fairness or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes and select the Prize winners from entries received prior to the action taken or in such a manner as Sponsor may deem fair and appropriate.
The Sweepstakes Sponsor assumes no liability and is not responsible for, and participants hereby forever waive any rights to any claim in connection with, errors and/or ambiguity in the Sweepstakes, including any related advertising or promotions of this Sweepstakes and/or in these Official Rules and Regulations. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules and Regulations, the Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules and Regulations for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity(s) or error(s)without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes Sponsor assumes no liability and is not responsible for, and each participant hereby forever waives any rights to any claim in connection with, the selection and announcement of the Prize winners, the distribution of the Prize, the acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of any part of the Prize and/or any injury or damage to any participant’s or third person’s property related to or resulting from any part of the Prize or any part of the Sweepstakes.
The prize winners shall be responsible for retrieving, completing and filing the required Gift Tax Forms with the Internal Revenue Service. An IRS 1099 will not be issued to the winners by the Sponsors. There may be a tax liability to the winners, and the winners should consult with a tax expert before making any decision. Any tax liability will be the responsibility of the winners.