and Giveaway Guidelines
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First and most important, no purchase is necessary to enter ANY giveaway on this blog or website. Purchasing books is always appreciated, but it in no way increases your chances of winning.
Eligibility: You must be 18 years of age or older to enter, and you enter by commenting on posts or by entering the annual giveaway form. Giveaways are open to U.S residents, is void where prohibited by law, and is subject to our all of our lovely federal, state, local, and crazy internet laws.
Agreement to Rules: By entering a giveaway in any way, form, manner, etc. you agree to the guidelines, confirm you meet the eligibility requirements, and agree that if you don't win, you'll be a good sport about it.
Giveaway Period: Unless otherwise stated, the entry period of giveaways is one week (seven days). Once a giveaway closes, it closes, and no entries will be accepted.
How to Enter: Comment on a blog post or complete the annual giveaway form.
Prizes: Winners will receive a prize or prizes as stated on the blog. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted.
The Prize/Giveaway Winner: Winners are selected randomly. If the randomly-selected winner has won within the previous three giveaways, another winner will be randomly selected. The winner will have 48 hours to notify The Quills and supply their email address or mailing address. The Captivating Quill or its authors accepts no responsibility for a selected winner's lack of response or delivery of our notifications and communications.
Terms: Any giveaway can be cancelled, modified, termed, changed, or any of the above, at any time, at the sole discretion of the author or this website. You WILL NOT be added to an email list or subscribe list when you enter a giveaway.
Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless The Captivating Quill and its authors for liability, mail loss, illness, injury, death, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the giveaways and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof.
Governing Law: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND MONTANA. As a condition of participating in this sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Flathead County, Montana, having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.