Join @bncollege tonight at 8pm ET and Tweet live with the ultimate “Skinny Bitch”, Kim Barnouin! Search #SkinnyBNC to join. Plus, 5 tweeters will win a copy of her new book, “Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty and Style”.
Because we have to, here are the official rules for the Sweepstakes 🙂
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
“Barnes & Noble College Skinny Bitch” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The “Barnes & Noble College Skinny Bitch” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States or Washington D.C., who are Twitter followers of @BNcollege, and who have the age of majority in his/her state of residence at the time of entry. All online entries have an equal chance of winning. Employees and their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members of Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. (“Sponsor”), their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies and any other persons or entities associated with this Sweepstakes (“Released Parties”) are ineligible to enter or win. By participating, you agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize in contingent upon fulfilling all of the requirements set forth herein. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.
HOW TO ENTER ON TWITTER: Using your Twitter account, go to Barnes & Noble College Twitter page to become a follower of Barnes & Noble College (http://twitter.com/#!/BNcollege) and learn how to participate in the “Barnes & Noble College Skinny Bitch” Sweepstakes (the “Theme”) that will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT. All Sweepstakes participants must be Twitter followers of @BNcollege in order to send or receive direct messages from @BNcollege on Twitter. By entering, you consent to allow the Sponsor to announce if you are a potential winner on Twitter, and if applicable, to direct message or call to notify you if you are potential winner.
The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 PM EDT and ends at 8:30 PM EDT on December 6, 2011 (“Entry Period”). During the Promotion Period, eligible participants will encouraged to tweet and use the hashtag #SkinnyBNC in all tweet responses. All tweets that do not include the aforementioned hashtag will be disqualified. If a tweet is received and contains the hashtag, the operator of the handle will receive one (1) entry. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or email address that submits more than maximum allowed entries. Any Entrant found to be using multiple Twitter accounts to enter the Sweepstakes may be disqualified.
The Released Parties are not responsible for damaged, lost, late, misdirected, or incomplete Sweepstakes entries. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor Twitter Website; (b) violating the Official Rules or (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, you consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the sole purpose of administering this Sweepstakes. Participant specifically acknowledges and agrees that the Sponsor may utilize information obtained from participant in order to contact participant and/or to offer the Sponsor products or services.
INTERNET LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the 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 to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable. Released Parties assume no responsibility for 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. Released Parties are not responsible for 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 Website, 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. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS 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. 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 by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line 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.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: At the end of the Promotion Period, the Sponsor will randomly select five (5) winners in a random drawing. The drawing will include all eligible entries from the Promotion Period. All drawings will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor will announce each selected winner via Twitter. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received per question.
PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be five (5) prizes awarded. Each Prize winner will receive a copy of the “Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty & Style” book. Each Prize has an Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $22. By accepting the prize, the Prize winners agree to release the Released Parties and Twitter, and prize suppliers from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the promotion or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of prize awarded. All local, state and federal taxes are solely the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize or election of cash in lieu of prize will be permitted. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value in the event that the prize (or any component thereof) is not available.
All taxes, if applicable, are solely the responsibility of the winners. If a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within three (3) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, such then such person shall be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected for the prize at issue.
OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS: The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws (if applicable). By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that: 1.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns shall have the right and permission to use (unless prohibited by law) the winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further notice, permission or compensation, and 2.) Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents shall have no liability and entrant will indemnify, defend and hold Released Parties harmless from any liability, loss, injury, or damage to entrant themselves or any other person or entity, including personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, to entrant or any other person or entity due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (including any prize activity or travel related thereto) or participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry and to modify, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, action of entrants, or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, if the Sweepstakes is modified, terminated or suspended, at Sponsor’s discretion, select winners from those eligible, non-suspect entries. Entrants further acknowledge that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased 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 entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with United States law. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of New Jersey, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of any prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash.
WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name and address of the Prize Winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by December 22, 2011, to: Barnes & Noble College Skinny Bitch Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 120 Mountain View Blvd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.
SPONSOR: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc., 120 Mountain View Blvd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920