Summer Reading Pledge Contest
MetaMetrics, inc. $25 GIFT CARD SWEEPSTAKES. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MULTIPLE ENTRIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S., INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PUERTO RICO, WHO ARE ABOVE THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE STATE OR TERRITORY IN WHICH THEY RESIDE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Sponsor: MetaMetrics, Inc.
Term: The $25 Gift Card Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins on April 1, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will end on August 31, 2013, and will end at 12:00 p.m. noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (“Term”).
Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open to all legal U.S. residents (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), who are at least 13 years old and above the age of majority in the where they reside. All entries must be submitted during the Term. Void where prohibited. Employees of MetaMetrics, Inc. and members of their immediate families of each are not eligible. Sweepstakes is subject to all local, state and federal laws and regulations. By entering this Sweepstakes, all entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules, and to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
How To Enter: No purchase necessary to enter or win the Sweepstakes. All entries must be submitted electronically as set forth herein. You can complete the entry form at http://www.lexile.com/fab/, and submit the entry form with your summer reading pledge by clicking on the “Submit your Summer Reading Pledge” button. You will be required to submit a valid email address in order to complete the entry form. Completing the entry form without submitting a valid email address will not enter you in the Sweepstakes, but will register your summer reading pledge. Only one entry per person is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it believes to be a duplicate entry submitted with the same or a different email address.
Prizes: Sponsor will randomly award a total of fifty (50) $25 Gift Cards, for a total value of all prizes of one thousand two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1250). No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. Barnes & Noble is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes, and has provided no consideration to Sponsor. Sponsor has or will procure the $25 Gift Cards as a retail customer.
Winner Selection: Potential winner(s) will be selected by Sponsor in a random drawing to be conducted after the Term but prior to 12:00 pm (EDT) on September 10, 2013 from among all eligible entries received throughout the Term. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. Entries selected for a Gift Card will be notified by e-mail at the e-mail address provided on the entry form. Sponsor will make two (2) attempts to contact each selected entrant. If the notified entrant does not respond to Sponsor with contact information sufficient to deliver the Gift Card within seven (7) calendar days of such notification, Sponsor reserves the right to select an additional entrant to receive any such unclaimed Gift Cards by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. All selections of entrants and other decisions of Sponsor are final. Your individual odds of winning a Gift Card are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received, but are estimated to be approximately less than one chance in one thousand (1:1000).
Prize Restrictions: No substitutions are allowed except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value, should the prize become unavailable for any reason. Taxes and any costs associated with the receipt of the prize are the responsibility of each winner. By accepting any prize, winners consent to use of his/her name or likeness for advertising/publicity purposes without further consideration, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor does not plan at the present time to publicize the identity of any winners.
Conduct: By participating, entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Entrants further agree to comply with and be bound by decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any Sponsor web site; (b) violating these Official Rules; (c) violating the Official Rules of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sponsor property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Winners may be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and where lawful, a Public Release within seven (7) calendar days of notification. If documents and/or requested information is not returned in a timely manner, or if a prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if a winner is found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with The Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.
Release and Limitation of Liability: By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor, respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and related entities (collectively, “Releasees”) from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property that may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize from or arising out of participation in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (1) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (2) 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 Sweepstakes; (3) any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in 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 Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
Internet: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Online entry can only be made via one (1) e-mail address per person. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. An “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Force Majeure: The failure of the Releasees to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of the Releasees (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.
Disputes: Except where prohibited or otherwise outlined in these Official Rules, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate State Court; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant 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. 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 Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of North Carolina.
Disclaimer: Barnes & Noble is not a sponsor of this Sweepstakes, and has provided no consideration to Sponsor. Sponsor has or will procure the $25 Gift Cards as a retail customer. Barnes & Noble® is a registered trademark of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc.