Rules

Abebooks, 10 Year Anniversary contest
Terms and conditions

The Abebooks 10 Year Anniversary contest begins at 10:01 pm PDT on May 15th, 2006 and ends on July 31st, 2006 at 3:59 pm PDT. The contest is sponsored by Abebooks Inc. and Abebooks Europe GmbH.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To enter, go to http://www.abebooks.com or http://www.abebooks.co.uk , input your instant win code, complete the entry form in its entirety, confirm compliance with the contest rules and privacy policy by clicking the appropriate box, then submit the entry form.

By entering the prize draw, entrants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted, the following terms and conditions:

1. The prize draw is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S (excluding Puerto Rico, New York and Florida), who have reached the age of majority in his/her state/province/territory/county and/or country of residence at the time of entry, with the exception of Abebooks Inc. and Abebooks Europe GmbH (the “Sponsors”) employees, official Abebooks Booksellers, their retail agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies and any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of this promotion, including but not limited to the independent contest organization, and any person domiciled with and/or an immediate family member (spouses and parents, siblings and children and their spouses) of any such employee (collectively, “Affiliated Parties).
2. No purchase necessary. Purchase will not enhance chances of winning.

3. Limit of one entry per code, with a maximum of 10 contest codes per email address. Entrants may obtain an Instant Win Code on a contest bookmark provided by an official participating Abebooks Bookseller or through the “Email me a code” feature. Entrants may request only 1 Instant win code using the “Email me a code” feature. Entrants may earn an extra bonus entry for each friend who is refered by you using the Refer-A-Friend feature on the website, up to a maximum of five (5) bonus entries. (Friends’ email addresses will not be used by the Sponsors for anything other than sending a referral to this contest.) Alternatively, entrants may also enter the Grand Prize draw by sending a postcard to: Abebooks 10 Year Anniversary contest, 204 rue St-Sacrament, Montreal, Qc, H9J 1J4. To be eligible, postcard must be postmarked no later than July 31st 2006.

4. The winner releases the contest Sponsors, their parent and associated companies, representatives, dealers and agents, distributors, advertising and promotional agencies, from any damages whatsoever, which could arise from the acceptance and utilisation of a prize. To that end, if requested, the winner agrees to sign and return a declaration and release form before obtaining his or her prize. Incomplete, illegal, illegible, misdirected or late entries will not be accepted. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed due to technical problems.

6. All entries become the property of the Sponsors which assume no responsibility for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible or misdirected entries or email or for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connection, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit a user’s ability to participate.

7. Entries must be received on or before July 31st,2006. The grand prize draw will take place on August 1th,2006. The Sponsors reserve the right to revise this date and extend the period for accepting entries to the prize draw. A draw for instant win prizes unclaimed between May 15th and July 31st will take place on August 1th, 2006.

8. List of Prizes:
One (1) winner will receive the Grand Prize of:
A trip for 2 to 10 cities, including:
airfare for 2 to 10 cities: San Francisco, Toronto, New York, Madrid, Edinburgh, London, Paris, Berlin, New Delhi, Sydney (subject to change)
2 nights hotel in each city
$2000 US spending money
Subject to the following limitations:

Winners do not get to choose their cities or hotel
2 nights in each city max (no extensions or custom itineraries. We will book based on their available dates.)
The prize is valid until December 2007, excluding the Christmas and New Year periods.
Grand prize will include airfare from winner’s city of residence to the starting city on the around the world tour. Start city will be chosen as the closest city to the winner’s city of residence
Winner of the grand prize may choose an alternative cash prize of $5000 US in lieu of the trip around the world
Additional details:
Trip will take approx 3 weeks to complete
Retail value $22,000 CDN

and 215 winners will receive one of the following instant Secondary Prizes:

Prize quantity retail Price
(CDN)
2GB iPod Nano

7

$250.00

Samsonite luggage

7

$150.00

Canon Power Shot digital camera

5

$250.00

Levenger reading lamp

15

$50.00

Levenger reading light

25

$25.00

1 year subscription New Yorker

5

$50.00

1 year subscription Utne

5

$15.00

1 year subscription NYRB

5

$75.00

1 year subscription Mother Jones

5

$15.00

1 year subscription Book Page

10

$30.00

1 year subscription Fine Books & Collections

5

$30.00

Golf accessory package from TLD

1

$30.00

V7, 17” LCD monitor from TLD

1

$200.00

Tin of Rogers’ Gourmet Chocolates

33

$30.00

The Tent – Margaret Atwood (signed)

2

$115.00

Neil Young Nation – Kevin Chong

2

$23.00

David Suzuki – Autobiography

4

$35.00

Teta, Mother and Me – Jean Said Maksik

1

$34.00

Flowers: How They Changed the World – William Burger

2

$17.00

Concrete to Canvas: Skateboard Art

1

$27.00

The Adventures of a Hollywood Secretary – Valeria Belletti & Cari Beauchamp

1

$27.00

Why? – Charles Tilly

1

$21.00

Tiger Force – Mitch Weiss & Michael Sallah

1

$40.00

Book Lust – Nancy Pearl

1

$25.00

More Book lust – Nancy Pearl

1

$22.00

Elle a Novel – Douglas Glover

2

$22.00

Where Men Hide – James B. Twitchell

1

$27.00

Every Book Its Reader – Nicholas A. Basbanes

2

$40.00

Roch Varnish – Barry Kennedy

1

$30.00

The Weather Makers – Tim Elannery

2

$35.00

President Kennedy Has Been Shot – The Newseum

1

$48.00

Writing on Art – Mark Rothko

2

$28.00

Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana – Umberto Eco

1

$19.00

The Oxford Book of American Poetry – David Leham, Editor

1

$54.00

Book stands from Easy-Read

3

$25.00

BedLounge reading pillow from Cequal

1

$140.00

1 GB iPod shuffle

1

$120.00

USB memory stick

1

$50.00

Sony CD sets (3 CDs each)

50

$60.00

Total Prizes 215 $2,284.00
10. On the day following the draw (August 2th, 2006), the “Sponsors” or their agents will attempt to contact the selected entrants by phone or by email for a period of (five) business days. To be declared a winner, selected entrants must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question and will also need to return a signed Declaration of Release of liability and acknowledgment form. Contest judges’ rulings are final and without appeal in all matters related to the promotion and the awarding of prizes.

Failure of any selected entrant to answer the mathematical skill-testing question correctly or to return a signed Release or Acknowledgement that may be requested by the “Sponsors” within the time specified, will act as a refusal to accept the prize, after which the “Sponsors” will select another entrant by draw, and the first-named entrant’s name will be removed from the list of selected entrants.

The Grand Prize winner will receive written advice within 30 days of being named the winner about how to claim the Grand Prize.

11. Prize must be accepted as awarded. NO SUBSTITUTION OF PRIZES IS PERMITTED. IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION THE CONTEST SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SUBSTITUTE ANY PRIZE WITH ANOTHER PRIZE OF EQUAL OR GREATER VALUE, IF A PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED AS DESCRIBED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYONE THEIR CONTROL. PRIZES ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND ARE NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR CREDIT, IN WHOLE OR IN PART.

12. The Sponsors’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

13. The winner agrees to take part in any publicity accompanying or resulting from the promotion. No additional compensation will be awarded for such promotional activities.

14. If a prize is declined or if any winner forfeits the prize under these terms and conditions, then the Sponsors may, at their absolute discretion, draw an alternative winner.

15. The name of the winner will be available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Abebooks 10 Year Anniversary Contest, 204 rue St-Sacrament, Montreal, Qc, H9J 1J4, within four (4) weeks of the draw date.

16. The Sponsors reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to annul, terminate or suspend this contest in its entirety or partially, should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized human intervention or other cause beyond the organisers’ control, corrupt the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the contest. In the event of early termination of the contest, a notice will be posted on-line and a random drawing to award all prizes will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to the time of termination.

17. Sponsors reserve the right to modify the contest or disqualify any entrant if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the contest as determined by the contest organisers, in their sole discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding any entry, the entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry (i.e. the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domains associated with the submitted email address).

18. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations are applicable. All taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes) are the sole responsibility of winners. Return of prize, prize notification, Declaration/Release as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. All entrants agree to comply fully with each provision in these Official Rules.

19. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Contest and any person who does not comply with these Official Rules, will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

20. The Contest and all related matters are governed solely by the laws of British Columbia, Canada and applicable federal laws of Canada, excluding any rules of private international law or the conflict of laws which would lead to the application of any other laws. Any dispute between Abebooks and you or any other person arising from, connected with or relating to the Contest, the submission of entries to the Contest, participation in the Contest, the Contest prize, the use of Abebooks’ Website (including the submission of entries), the use or misuse of entrants’ personal information, or any related matters (“Disputes”) must be resolved before the Courts of British Columbia sitting in the City of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and you hereby irrevocably submit and attorn to the original and exclusive jurisdiction of those courts in respect of all Disputes. Proceedings regarding Disputes must be commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada within six (6) months after the Dispute arose, after which time any and all proceedings regarding the Dispute are barred.

21. Entrants agree that Contest Sponsors and Affiliated Parties shall not be liable for losses or injuries of any kind resulting from: (i) acceptance/possession and/or use/misuse of prize(s), (ii) participation in the Contest, (iii) individual, joint or collective technical malfunctions of the telephone network and/or transmission line, computer on-line system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, hardware and/or software, or (iv) any delay or distortion of an entry resulting from data transmissions that are garbled, incomplete, misdirected, lost, mutilated, delayed, corrupted, mechanically duplicated, illegible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants also agree that the Contest Sponsors and Affiliated Parties are not responsible or liable for any injury or damage to an entrant’s or third person’s computer related to or resulting from the Contest and/or its prizes. The Contest Sponsors and Affiliated Parties are not liable for damage to a user’s computer system (including, without limitation, any server failure or lost, delayed or corrupted data or other malfunction) due, either directly or indirectly, to an entrant’s participation in the Contest or downloading of information in connection with the Contest. The Sponsors reserve the right to modify or cancel the Contest in the event that any portion of the web site becomes technically corrupted.
22. Participants not respecting the above stated official rules will be disqualified.