Entry form and official rules
Completion and submission of this form via the www.authorbghoward.com website will constitute your official entry into the “Family Ties Family Sweepstakes” and certifies entrant has read, is in agreement, and compliance with listed regulatory guidelines as posted below by BGH Publishing, Inc.
Sweepstakes Entry Questions
Entry form and official rules
Participants in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes, will find answers to entry questions in the novel “Family Ties II: Thicker Than Blood” by B. G. Howard released July 1, 2021. Prizes awarded to the official winner of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes may consist of; five (5) pairs, of Hanes boxer- briefs (or women’s equivalent) and tanks underwear, five (5) pairs of Levi’s 501 Button-fly jeans, one (1) pair of original Tony Lama cowboy boots, and one (1) signature Movado “Museum” time piece. The official winner will then have the option of selecting one (1) “Family member” who will be awarded the same prize package. (The Family Ties Family Sweepstakes contest winners will receive gift cards from the respective manufacturers in an amount that may facilitate the purchase of items as described above. Prices are commensurate with the average costs of said products as listed on the named manufacturers’ respective websites as of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes start date. There will be no allocation for any specialty and/or exceptional sizes or series outside what manufacturers consider to be average or standard, i.e. no customized orders or specialized fit or alterations.)
BGH Publishing has not made, nor does it imply having entered into any agreement with Levi Strauss & Company, Hanes Brands Clothing, Justin Industries, Inc., or Movado Group, Inc. and the presence or representation of said entities exists only to the extent of their respective standard retail products.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
The Family Ties Family Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, its territories, and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Entrants may only enter the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes once via submission by way of the official website, www.authorbghowar.com and entry forms must be completed entirely to include entrant’s full name, email, phone number, and mailing address. Employees of BGH Publishing and other companies involved with the promotion of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising, and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Family Ties Family Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
The Family Ties Family Sweepstakes is sponsored by BGH Publishing; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8103, Jacksonville, Florida 32239.
Agreement to Official Rules
Participation in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of BGH Publishing which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
The official entry period of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes will extend from Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 12:01 am EST to conclude Thursday, September 30, at 11:59p EST. Entries submitted before or after the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes entry period shall be disqualified.
How to enter
All entries must be submitted online via the, www.authorbghoward.com website during specified entry period. Only one (1) entry is allowed per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of BGH Publishing and will not be acknowledged or returned but is considered privileged and kept in strictest confidence. No personal information will be sold, disseminated, or supplied to any outside party. Contest entrants agree to receive periodic email notifications and/or contact via other forms from BGH Publishing as related to products, publications, or additional promotional materials.
On or about October 12, 2021, BGH Publishing will select potential winners in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. The odds of selection depend upon the number of entries. BGH Publishing will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or before October 15, 2021. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, BGH Publishing may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.
Potential winners will be notified by email, phone, or mail. The potential winner will be required to complete, electronically sign, and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date he/she is notified or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions. In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, BGH Publishing will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un- awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after conclusion of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes.
As previously noted, prizes will consist of Gift Cards issued by each respective manufacturer; Levi Strauss & Company, Hanes Brands Clothing, Justin Industries, Inc., and Movado Group, Inc. for the amount of what is deemed to be the average cost of the most popular or “average” sizes, etc. as reflected on the manufacturer’s official website at the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes inception date. Winner may select the listed items from said websites. In the case of any controversy, all prizes and/or any substitutions will be supplied at the sole discretion of BGH Publishing.
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention, or other technical problem, or in the event The Family Ties Family Sweepstakes is unable to operate as planned for any other reason, as determined by BGH Publishing in its sole discretion, BGH Publishing may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes to address the impairment and resume the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. BGH Publishing reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes may be in violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, BGH Publishing reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by BGH Publishing to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that portion.
Release and Limitations of Liability
By participating in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless BGH Publishing, and each of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related hereto), including but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes including lost, interrupted, or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability, accessibility, or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, electronic, network, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) any other errors or problems in connection with the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or flyover, if applicable, or in any Family Ties Family Sweepstakes- related materials; or (c) injury, death, loses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Jacksonville, FL. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of BGH Publishing in connection with the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Florida.
To request the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to BGH Publishing, P.O. Box 8103, Jacksonville, FL 32239. Winner list requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date listed above. A copy of the winner list can also be viewed on the website, www.authorbghoward.com. If there is any conflict or discrepancy, written rules appearing on the official website, www.authorbghoward.com will take precedence. In any case, the final decision will be made by the sponsor of this contest, BGH Publishing.
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No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, or by any information storage and retrieval system without the prior written permission of BGH Publishing, except in the case of very brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other noncommercial uses permitted by copyright law.
Family Ties Family Sweepstakes Contest
Declaration of Compliance and Release (“Release”)
I do hereby declare that I, ___________________________ of __________________________, ____________________, _________________________ _______________________________ am a selected entrant (the “Entrant”) in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes. I understand that I will be awarded a prize consisting of manufacturer’s gift cards with which I may purchase five (5) pairs, of Hanes boxer-briefs (or women’s equivalent) and tank-tops underwear sets, five (5) pairs of Levi’s 501 Button-fly jeans, one (1) pair of original Tony Lama cowboy boots, and one (1) signature Movado “Museum” time piece; (the Prize) if I complete this Release and Declaration of Compliance and otherwise comply with the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes contest rules (Official Rules), and at that point I will be a winner. (“Winner”).
In consideration of the awarding of the Prize to me, I hereby:
(a) acknowledge that I have read, have completed, and will comply with all the rules, regulations, terms and conditions set forth in the Official Rules; that I have not perpetrated and will not perpetrate any fraud or deception in connection with the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes Contest and have not sought to influence the outcome of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes other than by participating as expressly permitted in the Official Rules;
(b) acknowledge that the Prize is as described in the Official Rules (incorporated herein by reference.);
(c) agree that I will accept the Prize awarded;
(d) agree to be responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes associated with the Prize acceptance;
(e) release, indemnify, and hold harmless BGH Publishing, Inc. (“Sponsor”); their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies; the employees, officers, directors, representatives, and agents of each of the foregoing; and their heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, successors, and assigns of the foregoing (collectively “Releasees”) from any claims, demands, payments, actions or causes of action for damages, loss, or injury, arising as a result of my participating in the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes and accepting the Prize, which I or my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives or assigns may now or hereafter have against them;
(f) grant BGH Publishing, Inc. and any of BGH Publishing, Inc.’s clients or designees, the right to use my name, city of residence, and any image taken of me by or on behalf of BGH Publishing, Inc. in connection with the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes, in any and all media now or hereafter devised without limitation and without additional compensation, notification, or permission or other liability to me or my heirs, executors, administrators, personal representatives, or assigns; and
(g) declare that;
a. I am a legal resident of either the fifty (50) United States, one (1) of its territories, or the District of Columbia.
b. I was at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry;
c. I, nor anyone with whom I live, (whether or not related) or any of my immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, or their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) is an employee, officer, director, representative of BGH Publishing or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, or advertising and promotion agencies; and
d. the terms of the Official Rules and this release shall apply to and be binding on me and my heirs, administrators, personal representatives, and assigns.
(h) warrant and represent that I have full right and power to enter into this Release, and that the terms of this document do not in any way conflict with any existing commitment on my part.
(i) agree that this release supersedes any prior understandings between me and BGH Publishing, Inc. related to the rights granted herein and no provision of this Release can be modified by any other instrument, invoice, or document unless in writing and signed by the parties hereto.
(j) acknowledge this is a complete RELEASE and DISCHARGE of all claims and rights of the undersigned against the Releasees, and that no action will be taken by or on behalf of the undersigned with respect to any such rights; it being understood that this release shall be binding upon the parents, guardians, heirs, executors, and administrators of the undersigned.
(k) understand that if any statement made by me in this Release is false or if I am otherwise deemed ineligible or unable to accept the Prize for any reason, then, in addition any other remedies that may be taken against me, I agree to return to BGH Publishing, Inc. the Prize(s).
(l) I have been given a full opportunity to review and analyze this Release as well as the promotions in the Official Rules of the Family Ties Family Sweepstakes. I fully and completely understand all of the terms of this Release and sign it voluntarily, freely, and knowingly.
This submission should be sent to BGH Publishing, Inc. via: mail at P.O. Box 8103, Jacksonville, FL 32239.
By: __________________________ Date: ___________________
Sworn to and subscribed before me on this _____ day of ____________, 2021.
Signature of Notary Public and Seal