The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on February 20, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on March 30, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). Online Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on March 30, 2016. All Alternate Method of Entries must be postmarked by March 24, 2017 and received no later than March 29, 2017. The computer of the Sponsor is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) entry per qualifying book per person during the Promotion Period, or five (5) entries in total, if each of the qualifying books is purchased. By entering the Sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence or older as of the time of entry. Void where prohibited. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: employees and immediate family members of the Sponsor or of the Publisher. For the purpose of these Official Rules, “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry.
Prize: One (1) prize will be awarded consisting of a Love is Blooming Potter’s Passion Prize Pack, including:
Potter’s Passion: This planter box is ideal for gardening enthusiasts. It includes a book of backyard tips and hints, gardening accessories, candies and teas, and comes in a beautiful solid wood tote box with a handmade floral bow.
Garden Tool Set, Tote and Folding Seat: This kit includes a garden tool set with a folding seat and a detachable storage tote, all-in-one. The garden tools are conveniently stowed in the outside pockets for easy access, while other garden items can be stored in the attached tote. The garden stool has a lightweight aluminum frame with strong 6000 denier polyester seat and tote. The kit includes gardening seat, hand rake, trowel, digging fork, spade, rake and a weeder.
Blacked Eyed Susan Garden Stakes: Thirteen “ever-blooming” blacked-eyed Susan garden stakes.
Three Pairs of Women's Soft Jersey Garden Gloves: Three pairs (green, pink and blue floral print) 100 percent cotton jersey gloves with knit wrists and dots on the palms.
Harlequin My Rewards Points: 25,000 Harlequin My Rewards points, sufficient for three books.
Three signed Heartwarming books: Honeysuckle Bride (The Business of Weddings) by Tara Randel, When Love Matters Most (San Diego K-9 Unit) by Kate James, and Harper’s Wish (A Findlay Roads Story) by Cerella Sechrist. (the “Prize”).
The approximate retail value of the Prize is one-hundred and seventy United States dollars ($170.00 USD). Sweepstakes winner will be responsible for taxes associated with the winner’s acceptance of the Prize, where applicable, and any other expense not explicitly included in the description of the Prize. The Prize (and any and all portions thereof) must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received.
Winner Selection and Notification: On or about March 31, 2017, a potential winner will be selected by a random draw from among all eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail and must respond within five (5) days of notification. The potential winner hereby consents to the Sponsor’s use of his/her name for purposes of advertising and publicity relating to the Sweepstakes, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a potential winner fails to respond within the stated timeline, or if a prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Delivery of a Prize requires a full street address, which will be requested by the Sponsor. To be declared a winner, Canadian resident(s) must correctly answer an arithmetical skill-testing question to be administered by e-mail or telephone.
Conditions: Each entrant agrees that the Sponsor shall not be liable for damages, injuries or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in the Sweepstakes, or from acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize. The Sponsor assumes no liability for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, undeliverable or misdirected entries, notifications and/or responses, or for any computer, online, software, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The Sponsor is not responsible for damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in connection with this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability in the event that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside the control of the Sponsor which impair or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a participant’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in participant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. Sweepstakes is void, in whole or part, where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
Release and Indemnity:
By participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant hereby releases and discharges the Sponsor (collectively, the “Releasees”), from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, judgments, damages, penalties, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees) in any way arising from or in relation to the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activity, or the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.
Privacy and Use of Personal Information: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to the Sponsor’s collection and use of the entrant’s name, mailing address e-mail address and phone number (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes (including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winner) and for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Sweepstakes, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. The Sponsor will use the entrant’s Personal Information only for identified purposes, and will protect the entrant’s Personal Information.
By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to be added to the participating authors' mailing lists. Entrants can unsubscribe at any time.
Winner’s List: To receive the official name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, between April 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017, to: Harlequin Heartwarming Sweepstakes Winner, c/o PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada. Sponsor: LeAnne Bristow, Kate James, Tara Randel, Cerella Sechrist and Jill Weatherholt collectively.