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Mindy Kaling Random House Sweepstakes Official Rules

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. AN AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED. BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES, WHICH ARE A CONTRACT--READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES INDEMNITIES TO THE SPONSOR(S) FROM YOU, AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

“Mindy Kaling Random House Sweepstakes" (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by POPSUGAR, Inc., having a corporate address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 and Random House LLC, having a corporate address of 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 (collectively, “Sponsors”). Entrant’s registration and participation in the Sweepstakes shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Sweepstakes Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island and excluding all U.S. territories and possessions and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be the age of majority in their respective state as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsors and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, including all agents and suppliers, and their immediate family members (defined as spouses and biological, adoptive or step-parents, legal guardians, children, siblings, or grandparents, their respective spouses, and any dependent under federal income tax law), and household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes.

To enter, you must navigate to the Sweepstakes entry post, located at: (http://www.buzzsugar.com/Check-Out-Mindy-Kalings-Other-Projects-Enter-Your-Chance-Win-31858545) and submit your email address between 3:00 AM PST on Wednesday, September 25, and 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). By entering online, you agree to receive emails from Sponsors.

Alternative Method of Entry (“AMOE”): You may also enter the Sweepstakes by mail as follows: on a plain, 3” x 5” index card, legibly handprint or type your first name, last name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any) and mail your completed 3” x 5” card to: “Mindy Kaling Random House Sweepstakes,” POPSUGAR, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Sweepstakes, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

Only one (1) entry per person, per household, and per email address is permitted. All entries become property of Sponsors.

Normal time, toll, connection, and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet Service Provider may apply. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means are void. By submitting your email address in accordance with the entry process, you agree that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsors in accordance with the Sponsors’ Privacy Policies, which may be found here: http://www.popsugar.com/privacy and here: http://www.randomhouse.com/about/privacy.html.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, information collected from entrant will only be used for direct marketing purposes if entrant consents to use in such manner. Sponsor(s) expressly reserve the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts or otherwise in violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules.
PRIZE: At the end of the Entry Period, there will be ten (10) drawings in which ten (10) potential Grand Prize winners shall be randomly selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsors to receive the Grand Prize of: a copy of “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns” and “Questions I Ask When I Want to Talk About Myself Conversation Deck,” both by Mindy Kaling. The retail value of each Grand Prize is $28.95. If a Grand Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsors’ sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of Sponsors are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. All prizes will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsors be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Sweepstakes Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of their prize. If required by Sponsors, the winner must complete and return to Sponsors an IRS Form W-9 that reflects winner’s Taxpayer Identification Number or Social Security Number. The winner will receive from Sponsors an IRS form 1099-MISC at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will also be filed with the IRS. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Sweepstakes Rules: send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, POPSUGAR, Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules in your request. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.
SELECTION: At the end of the Entry Period, the winning entry will be chosen at random by POPSUGAR employees. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the person in whose name the entrant’s email address is registered. The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of Sponsors. The decisions of Sponsors are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Winner will be notified via the email address provided during entry within three (3) business days of the end of the Entry Period. Sponsors reserve the right to determine and alter the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within three (3) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Sweepstakes winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days will be considered such Sweepstakes winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the email and/or mailing address provided by winners during their entry to the Sweepstakes. Each entry submitted in response to the Sweepstakes and in accordance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules will constitute an official entry. Only one (1) entry per person is permitted. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsors.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes if he or she fails to comply with any provision of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsors. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk. By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsors and their respective partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, employees, directors, officers, agents, or representatives (collectively, “Releasees”). Releasees shall not be liable for 1) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Sweepstakes entry form); entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind; 2) any electronic miscommunications or failures; technical hardware or software failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or failed incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Sweepstakes; 3) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions, or other failures; delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical, or technical in nature; or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Sweepstakes; or 4) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof. Releasees do not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, the acceptance of the Grand Prize by the winner constitutes winner’s permission for Sponsors to use winner’s name, address (state), biographical information, and testimonials for advertising and/or publicity purposes in connection with this Sweepstakes only, worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, and without further compensation.

By entering or accepting a prize in this Sweepstakes, winner agrees to be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and to conform to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The winner will be required to execute and return to Sponsors within five (5) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (where imposing such condition is legal) and any additional documents required by Sponsors in connection with the possibility of receiving the Grand Prize. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Sweepstakes will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsors reserve the right to modify these Official Sweepstakes Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, or other causes beyond Sponsors’ control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Sweepstakes, or for any reason that Sponsors believe in good faith would be fair to the entrants and the conduct of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsors shall promptly post a notice on the Sweepstakes entry page to such effect. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Francisco, California for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or any other organization not specifically named as a Sponsor in these Rules.

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