Official Rules (all that fun legalese stuff 😐):
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: This sweepstakes is open only to those who fill out the official entry form located at https://susan-trombley.com/the-scorpions-mate-giveaway/ and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States with a legal U.S. shipping address and is void where prohibited by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Susan Trombley as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about July 12, 2022 at 12 PM EST and ending July 26, 2022 at 12PM EST. All online entries must be received by July 26, 2022 at 12PM EST.
4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by submitting an entry using the Google form provided at https://susan-trombley.com/the-scorpions-mate-giveaway/. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Susan Trombley. You may enter only once, and you must complete the form with the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Susan Trombley.
5. Prizes: Two winners from eligible entries will receive a gift set of 1 signed copy of “The Scorpion’s Mate,” 1 custom cup printed with ‘The Scorpion’s Mate” graphic, 1 5X7 art print of Thrax by Sammi Griffin, 1 “The Scorpion’s Mate” bookmark, and 3 “The Scorpion’s Mate” die-cut stickers with a combined approximate value of $50. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Susan Trombley. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Susan Trombley’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.
6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected by a random number generator from a list of entries by Susan Trombley. Winners will be notified only via the official email address of Susan Trombley: email@example.com to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection. Susan Trombley shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winners cannot be contacted, are ineligible, fail to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.
The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SUSAN TROMBLEY’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this sweepstakes you understand that Susan Trombley will have the right, where permitted by law, to announce your names as winners of the sweepstakes on all Susan Trombley’s official social media accounts and in her newsletter. Susan Trombley will announce winners by first name, last initial on social media and through her official newsletter, but may be required to share full names of winners upon email requests, as required by law.
9. Terms: Susan Trombley reserves the right, at her sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in her sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond her control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Susan Trombley may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Susan Trombley. Susan Trombley reserves the right at her sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.
Susan Trombley has the right, in her sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.
Any attempt by an entrant 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, Susan Trombley reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless Susan Trombley from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries.
11. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ARIZONA WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. 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 Arizona 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 (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winners’ names or a copy of these Official Rules, email Susan Trombley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is:
PO Bo 3435
Sierra Vista, Az
15. This giveaway sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, WordPress, or Google. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this sweepstakes and not to Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, WordPress, or Google.