S.E.C.R.E.T. New Orleans Girls Weekend Sweepstakes Rules


Sponsored by Broadway, a division of Random House, Inc.

HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter by completing the entry form at 
www.ReaditForward.com/SecretSweeptakes. This sweepstakes runs from 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on February 14, 2013 to 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) on March 7, 2013. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. In the event of a dispute, entries made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of the computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

ELIGIBILITY: This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the contiguous 48 United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, United States territories, possessions, and protectors, foreign U.S. military installations and wherever restricted or prohibited by law), who are the age of 18 or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. Void where prohibited. Employees of Sponsor, Random House, Inc. and Hotel Monteleone, their respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter this sweepstakes or to be a travel companion to the Grand Prize Winner of the sweepstakes.

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PRIZES: One Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for up to four (4) people (i.e. the Winner and up to three companions) to travel New Orleans, LA to stay at the historic Hotel Monteleone and take part in FestiGals, an empowering girl’s weekend festival celebrating food, fun, fashion and culture (June 20-23, 2013). The Grand Prize includes roundtrip coach class airfare for all four (4) travelers, from the major U.S. gateway airport nearest to each traveler’s residence (as determined by Sponsor), three (3) consecutive nights hotel accommodations (two double rooms per night to be shared by the four travelers, and tax only) at Hotel Monteleone, four (4) tickets to FestiGals, and four (4) signed paperback copies of S.E.C.R.E.T by L. Marie Adeline. The travel must take place between June 20-23, 2013, however the travelers can decide how much of the FestiGals celebration they’d like to attend. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of the Grand Prize: $4,000.00.

Fifty (50) Runner-Up Prize Winners will each receive a paperback copy of S.E.C.R.E.T by L. Marie Adeline. ARV: $15.00


Actual value of the Grand Prize will depend on location of the Grand Prize Winner’s residence (and her three travel companions) at the time of travel booking. Any difference between approximate and actual value will not be awarded. If Grand Prize Winner elects to take prize travel without travel companions (or without three travel companions), no additional prize element will be substituted. All elements of the prize, including but not limited to airline(s) and hotel booked for the prize are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor or prize provider. Items not specifically listed in the Grand Prize description above, including but not limited to ground transportation, meals, drinks, snacks, room service, laundry, excursions and all other personal and incidental expenses, will be solely the Grand Prize Winner’s responsibility. The Grand Prize Winner’s travel must be booked through Sponsor’s designated travel agency and the hotel through the Sponsor to stay at Hotel Monteleone. Upon being notified of winning, the Sponsor will arrange the hotel and travel with the winner. Once travel arrangements are made, no changes will be permitted. All travel must take place June 20-23, 2013, and must originate and end at the major gateway city airport nearest to each of the traveler’s residence as determined by the Sponsor. No transfer or cash or other substitution of prize permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. No changes will be made to travel details once any element(s) of the travel arrangements have been booked. Grand Prize conditions may be added or modified by Sponsor or its designee. Sponsor is not responsible for any changes of any element of Grand Prize travel and is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation or flight delays. Sponsor or its designee will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and certain other restrictions, which may include a Saturday night stay, all of which are subject to change. No stopovers are permitted on tickets issued as a prize; if a stopover occurs, the prize will terminate and full fare will be charged from the stopover point for the remaining trip segments, including the return. Once hotel and flight arrangements have been confirmed, no changes will be allowed except by Sponsor or its designee. An unclaimed and/or unused Grand Prize travel package will remain the property of Sponsor or its designee.

The Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release within five (5) days of the date of notification. If Grand Prize Winner is considered a Minor in his/her state, Minor’s parent or legal guardian will be required to execute Affidavit of Eligibility and Release on Minor’s behalf and will be required to be Minor’s travel companion. Grand Prize Winner’s travel companions (or Grand Prize Winner if travel companion is Grand Prize Winner’s child or ward) will also be required to execute and return a Release of Liability within fifteen (15) days of this same deadline. A Minor will not be allowed to participate in any portion of prize travel without being accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian. Noncompliance with these conditions by the deadline will result in disqualification, and Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternate winner in such circumstance.

WINNER: The Grand Prize Winner and the 50 Runner-Up Prize Winners will be chosen at random on or about March 15, 2013, from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. All Prize Winners will be notified by e-mail. If any Prize Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after first attempted contact, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner (in random drawing) from other eligible entries received before the deadline.

DISCLAIMERS: By participating, all Prize Winners agrees that Sponsor, its parent company, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by Prize Winner for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Prize Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).

WINNERS LIST: For the name of the Prize Winners, available after June 1, 2013, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by August 1, 2013 to The Crown Publishing Group/Broadway, Attn: THE S.E.C.R.E.T NEW ORLEANS GET-AWAY Sweepstakes, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

SPONSOR: Broadway, a division of Random House, Inc., 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

About Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.

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