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The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia Giveaway

Official Rules

To celebrate the release of Stephen King’s new title, Holly, ThriftBooks is holding a giveaway! Anyone who pre-orders the book Holly by Stephen King will be entered to win one copy of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia by Stephen J. Spignesi. See the official giveaway rules below for details.

Official Rules for the ThriftBooks The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia Giveaway (“Official Rules”):

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE RATHER THAN USING THE ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, TIK TOK, PINTEREST, OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO THRIFT BOOKS GLOBAL LLC AND NOT NECESSARILY TO ANY SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED AS SET FORTH IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

1. ELIGIBILITY. The ThriftBooks The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia Giveaway (“Giveaway”) is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, except for the following individuals: (a) employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Thrift Books Global LLC (“ThriftBooks”) and its affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, suppliers, advertising, and giveaway agencies (“Excluded Individuals”); (b) the immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, child, husband, wife and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of Excluded Individuals; and (c) persons living in the same household as Excluded Individuals—whether or not they are related. The Giveaway is void where prohibited by law; all applicable federal, state, and local laws apply. If a winner is at least 18, but still considered a minor in his or her jurisdiction of residence, ThriftBooks reserves the right to award the Prize (as defined below) to the winner’s parent or legal guardian, who will be required to fulfill all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. GIVEAWAY PERIOD. The Giveaway entry period begins at 12:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time August 21, 2023, and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time on September 4, 2023 (the “Giveaway Period”). ThriftBooks maintains the official Giveaway timekeeping device.

2. ENTRY. You may enter the Giveaway by pre-ordering the book Holly by Stephen King, (ISBN 9781668016138 or ISBN 9781797161402) (the “qualifying item”) from ThriftBooks during the Giveaway Period or by entering using the alternative method of entry described in Section 3.1. All customers purchasing the qualifying item during the Giveaway Period will be automatically entered to win.

2.1. Alternative Method of Entry. Neatly handprint your complete name and e-mail address on a plain 3” x 5” piece of paper, and mail it to: ThriftBooks The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia Giveaway, 18300 Cascade Ave S #150, Tukwila, WA 98188.

You may not enter the Giveaway more than once. Orders of multiple copies of the qualifying item, or multiple orders of the qualifying item, will count as only one entry. An otherwise qualifying item in orders that are cancelled, returned, or refunded for any reason will not qualify for entry into the Giveaway. All entries must be received or postmarked within the Giveaway Period. No mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. ThriftBooks assumes no liability for lost, late, incomplete, or misdirected entries. If any person uses fraudulent methods or otherwise attempts to circumvent the Official Rules, the entries may be disqualified at the sole discretion of ThriftBooks.

By entering the Giveaway, your email address will be added to ThriftBooks’ customer email program; however, you can opt out by clicking the opt-out link in any email.

3. PRIZES. ThriftBooks will give away one copy of Stephen J. Spignesi’s The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia (the “Prize”), which is valued at approximately $40. Any cost or expense associated with the acceptance or use of Prizes not specified herein as being awarded, including, but not limited to, federal, state, or local taxes, are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Prize details are at the sole discretion of ThriftBooks. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of the Prize is permitted, except by ThriftBooks who reserves the right to substitute the Prize with one of comparable or greater value.

4. ODDS OF WINNING. The odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. The Prize described herein will be awarded.

5. WINNER SELECTION. The “Winner” of the Prize will be selected from eligible entries in a random drawing within ten days of the end of the Giveaway Period. ThriftBooks reserves the right (but is not obligated) to verify eligibility qualifications of the potential Winner. The Winner will be required to provide their full name and may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release. By entering the Giveaway, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to the decisions of ThriftBooks, which will be final and binding in all respects. ThriftBooks reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void the entries of entrants in violation of these Official Rules or believed to have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Giveaway.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION. ThriftBooks will notify the Winner within ten days of the random selection. ThriftBooks will contact the Winner at the email address used by such Winner for the pre-order that resulted in entry into the Giveaway and/or at the address provided with the Winner’s alternative method of entry. The Winner will have seven days to claim their Prize by responding to ThriftBooks’ notification. The potential Winner’s failure to respond by claiming their Prize within seven days of notification, or return of the notification email as non-deliverable, may result in disqualification of the Winner and—at the discretion of ThriftBooks—awarding of the Prize to an alternate Winner.

7. RIGHTS GRANTED BY WINNER. ThriftBooks may use the Winner’s name and likeness in any medium without permission or further compensation, except as prohibited by law. The identity of the Winner may be obtained by sending a self-addressed and stamped envelope within one year of the Giveaway Period to: ThriftBooks The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia Giveaway Winner’s List, 18300 Cascade Ave S #150, Tukwila, WA 98188.

8. ENTRY TERMS AND THRIFTBOOKS’ USE. By entering, entrants agree: (1) that ThriftBooks may contact the Winner via email and may use the Winner’s name and likeness; (2) ThriftBooks may store any entrant’s information and may contact entrants in the future regarding ThriftBooks’ promotions or offers; (3) that entrant will not create multiple accounts or otherwise send multiple entries in order to enter the Giveaway more than allowed by these Official Rules; (4) that entrant will not update, post, or link messages in violation of any third party website terms of use or otherwise violate the rights of any third party; (5) that ThriftBooks, and any social media platform, and each respective entity’s affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, and each of their respective representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives (collectively the “Indemnified Parties”), shall have no liability and will each be held harmless by entrant or any party claiming through entrant for any claim, action, liability, loss, injury, or damage to entrant or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to entrant or any other person or damage to personal or real property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use, misuse or non-use of any Prizes, or the participation or non-participation in the Giveaway; (6) that ENTRANTS WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM FROM THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES; (7) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of ThriftBooks, which are final and binding on all matters relating to the Giveaway; (8) to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in these Official Rules or the Giveaway itself; (9) that ThriftBooks is not responsible for taxes associated with winning a Prize in this giveaway; (10) that Winner may be required to provide certain tax related documents to ThriftBooks as required by law before receiving Prizes; (11) that all participants must abide by the terms of use of any social media platform, all third party agreements that may affect or be affected by participation in this Giveaway, and all applicable law; and (12) that all information submitted to ThriftBooks is subject to the ThriftBooks Privacy Policy available through the following link: https://www.thriftbooks.com/privacypolicy.aspx

9. RIGHT TO CANCEL GIVEAWAY. If for any reason this Giveaway is not capable of being run or implemented as planned (as determined by ThriftBooks in its sole discretion), due to any reason including, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, computer viruses or bugs, or any other cause of any kind, which, in ThriftBooks’ sole judgment, is likely to or actually corrupts, impairs or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Giveaway (including, but not limited to, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause of any kind), then ThriftBooks reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend all or any part of the Giveaway or to disqualify any implicated entrant and any associated entries. In the event of cancellation or termination, ThriftBooks reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to pick the winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the event or action warranting such cancellation or termination.

Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Giveaway is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, ThriftBooks reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and other remedies from any such person responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. ThriftBooks reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrants whom ThriftBooks believes have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Giveaway or is in violation of these Official Rules, and void all associated entries.

10. DISCLAIMER. ThriftBooks is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, inaccurate, postage due or undelivered mail, or for telephonic, human, or computer failures, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications, or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Giveaway, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, the processing of entries or electronic mail or the announcement, delivery or use of the Prizes, or for any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Giveaway, or for printing, typographical, computer, network, electronic, mechanical, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Giveaway-related materials.

11. UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. The failure of ThriftBooks to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, pandemic, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, action of governmental authorities, or any force majeure event or event outside the control of ThriftBooks, whether in whole or in part, will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.

12. SEVERABILITY; WAIVER. These Official Rules will be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. If for any reason any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable to any extent, then (A) the provision will be interpreted or reformed to the extent reasonably required to render the provision enforceable and consistent with the original intent underlying the provision; (B) the provision will remain in effect to the extent that it is not unenforceable; and (C) the unenforceability of the provision will not affect any other portion of these Official Rules. The failure by ThriftBooks to enforce any of the provisions of these Official Rules will in no way be construed as a waiver of any provision of these Official Rules in any instance.

13. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER: This Giveaway is governed by the laws of the State of Washington, USA, without reference to conflicts of laws principles. As a condition of participating in this Giveaway, PARTICIPANT AGREES THAT ANY AND ALL DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS GIVEAWAY WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, EXCLUSIVELY BEFORE THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.

14. CONTEST SPONSOR: The contest sponsor is Thrift Books Global LLC, 18300 Cascade Ave S #150, Tukwila, WA 98188. Any questions or comments regarding this Giveaway must be directed in writing to ThriftBooks.

Please note: Entrants can enter the Giveaway for free by the Alternate Method of Entry described in Section 2.1 of these Official Rules.

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