Friday, April 27, 2012

Skip The Line Sweepstakes Rules

UPDATED 04/27/2012 AT 11:16 PM PACIFIC - Now including Pinterest as an additional social network for getting entries in the sweepstakes. Details below.

Empire's Comics Vault Will Celebrate Free Comic Book Day
with comic shops around the globe
On Saturday, May 5, 2012.




Skip The Line Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES:                NO PURCHASE NECESSARY


1. To Enter: The Empire’s Comics Vault Skip The Line Sweepstakes begins Friday, April 27, 2012 and ends Friday, May 4, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. Pacific (“Sweepstakes Period”). Each eligible entrant may submit multiple Sweepstakes entries by posting a video web link on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and/or Pinterest during the Sweepstakes Period by complying with the following terms and conditions for each online social networking site:

Sharing on Facebook: (1) Visit the Empire’s Comics Vault’s official Facebook Page at http://Facebook.com/EmpiresComicsVault, (2) locate the video post titled, “Share This Video For A Chance to Skip The Line on Free Comic Book Day at Empire’s Comics Vault,” and (3) using the Facebook “Share” link beneath the video, share the video on your own Facebook Page or Facebook personal profile. Each share on Facebook, up to two per day per Entrant, counts as an entry into the Sweepstakes. You may also post on Pinterest, Twitter and Google+ in the manner stipulated in the Sweepstakes Rules for additional chances to win. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook.

Sharing on Twitter: Share the following information in a post to your Twitter account: (1) The video link, http://youtu.be/0hcF833bZzo , and (2) both of the following hashtags, in each post -- #EmpiresFCBD and #Sacramento. Each qualifying Twitter post, up to two per day per Entrant, counts as an entry. You may also post on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+ in the manner stipulated in the Sweepstakes Rules for additional chances to win. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored or endorsed by Twitter.

Sharing on Google+: (1) Post the video titled “Share This Video For A Chance to Skip The Line on Free Comic Book Day at Empire’s Comics Vault,” found at http://youtu.be/0hcF833bZzo , to your personal Google+ profile or  to your business page, and (2) include the following text in the post -- #EmpiresFCBD and #Sacramento. Each qualifying Google+ entry, up to two per day per Entrant, counts as an entry. You may also post on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter in the manner stipulated in the Sweepstakes Rules for additional chances to win. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored or endorsed by Google+.



         Sharing on Pinterest: On Pinterest, (1) go to http://pinterest.com/pin/20125529555059247/, (2) add a comment to the post, and then (3) re-pin the vido. You may earn up to two entries per day per Entrant on Pinterest when sharing in the stipulated manner. You may also post on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ in the manner stipulated in the Sweepstakes Rules for additional chances to win. This Sweepstakes is not sponsored or endorsed by Pinterest. 

Only correctly completed entries are eligible. Entries that are fraudulent, tampered with, or otherwise altered are not eligible for entry. Limit of one prize per Entrant.

2.     Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to anyone 18 years of age or older as of May 4, 2012 and a current resident of the state of California. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Employees or representatives of Empire’s Comics Vault, any promotional firm used in connection with this contest and their immediate families and households are not eligible to win.

3.  Prizes: Two Grand Prizes will be given away. The Grand Prize will consist of select Free Comic Book Day 2012 comic book titles.  Specifics of the prizes are at the sole discretion of Empire’s Comics Vault.  Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the Grand Prize: $2.00.

4.     Odds:  Actual odds of winning depend upon the total number of entries received. 

5. Prize Restrictions: Prize is not transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prize permitted.  Federal, state, and local taxes, and any expenses relating to the acceptance and use of the prize not specified are the responsibility of the winner.

6.     Drawing: On May 4, 2012, a random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received under the direction of Empire’s Comics Vault. The prizes winners will be notified and prizes may be claimed starting on May 5, 2012 during store hours. See #7 (Prize Claims) for details. Need not be present to win. 

7. Prize Claims: Winners will be notified online at http://facebook.com/EmpiresComicsVault and http://EmpiresComicsVault.blogspot.com on May 5, 2012, and must retrieve the prize or provide a mailling address within 14 days of prize notification, or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Empire’s Comics Vault is not responsible for any charges incurred in the claiming of the award.

8. Additional Terms: By participating, entrants agree to: a.) the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and of Empire’s Comics Vault, which shall be final in all respects; and b.) release, discharge, and hold harmless Empire’s Comics Vault, affiliates, owners, representatives, consultants, prize donors and employees, from any liability, claims, or damages arising out of their participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any prize. By accepting the prize, winner agrees to Empire’s Comics Vault’s and its designees’ use, where legal, of the winner’s name and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation and, upon request, will provide consent to such use in writing.

9. Limitation of Liability: Empire’s Comics Vault is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible entries. Empire’s Comics Vault reserves the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Empire’s Comics Vault in its sole discretion.

10.   Winner(s) List: For the name of the winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Empire’s Comics Vault, “Skip The Line Sweepstakes Winners List”, 1120 Fulton Avenue, Suite K, Sacramento, CA 95825.  Requests must be received by May 30, 2012. 

11.   Sponsored by: Empire’s Comics Vault, 1120 Fulton Avenue, Suite K, Sacramento, CA 95825.