Harpercollins – Perfect Mother Hudson Sweepstakes
The Perfect Mother Hudson Sweepstakes — Official Rules
This promotion (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers (“HarperCollins”),
195 Broadway, New York, New York 10007.
The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with,
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
To enter, submit the required information in the designated spaces at
hc.com/perfectmothersweeps and press “Submit” to complete your entry (“Entry”). By filling out
and submitting this form, you will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. Following
successful completion of the foregoing you will see a confirmation message. This message
signifies your Entry has been received for the Sweepstakes. By participating in the sweepstakes
with HarperCollins, you will receive by email special offers from Bookperk, Harper Perennial,
and Aimee Molloy’s AuthorPerk. You can unsubscribe from these promotional emails at any
time. Multiple entries are automatically disqualified; only the first entry will be considered. By
entering, you are disclosing your information to HarperCollins and to Shortstack.com and not to
The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States, excluding Rhode Island,
eighteen (18) years of age and older as of January 1, 2019 excluding employees and immediate
family members of HarperCollins, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, advertising,
promotional and fulfillment agents, attorneys, and other representatives and the persons with
whom each of the above are domiciled. Offer void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.
Each entrant in the Sweepstakes must be the rightful holder of the email account submitted at
entry. In the event of a dispute concerning the identity of the holder of the email account, the
holder will be deemed to be the person who owns the email address according to the records of
the email service provider. The email account must be opened prior to the commencement of the
The Sweepstakes will commence on January 1, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. (ET). The last entry will be
accepted January 31 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS
ONE (1) potential winner will be selected by a random drawing from among the eligible entries.
Potential winners will be chosen by HarperCollins no later than February 28, 2019. Potential
winners will be notified by email and may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of
Eligibility and Release (the “Affidavit”). If a potential winner does not return the Affidavit
within 7 days of delivery the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate winner will be
The winner will receive:
Up to fifteen (15) paperback signed copies of The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy (estimated
retail value: $16.99)
A 30-minute Skype session with Aimee Molloy into their book club meeting (of no fewer than 5
people, including winner). (estimated retail value: $0)
One (1) American Express gift card (Estimated retail value: $500.00)
Estimated value of prize: $754.85
Estimated value of all prizes: $754.85
The Skype visit has no approximate retail value and is subject to Aimee Molloy’s availability. If
an agreeable Skype session time cannot be established between the winner and their book club
and Aimee Molloy, then Aimee Molloy will record a video for the winner and their book club,
answering questions submitted by the winner. Winners will use good faith efforts to schedule the
Skype session time when no fewer than 4 other book club members will be in attendance.
HarperCollins is not responsible for and will not provide any software, hardware or other
technical set-up or capability (or personnel support in connection therewith) that may be required
for the Skype session or alternatively, to view the recorded video. HarperCollins is not
responsible for cancellation or preemption of the Skype session with Aimee Molloy or for other
circumstances that make it impractical or impossible to fulfill this element of the prize. If it
becomes impractical or impossible to fulfill the Skype session or video element of the prize,
HarperCollins’ only obligation will be to provide the remainder, if any, of the prize. If the actual
value of any aspect of the prize is less than the stated approximate retail value, the difference will
not be awarded. There is no substitution for any prize. The prize is not transferable, assignable or
redeemable for cash. HarperCollins reserves the right to substitute a cash payment of equal value
for any aspect of the prize that has a retail value.
The prizes will be awarded, provided there is at least ONE (1) eligible entry. Prize is non-
transferable and cannot be sold or redeemed for cash. In the event that a prize is unavailable,
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a cash payment of equal or greater value.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
By participating, entrants affirm that they have read these Official Rules, agree to be bound by
them and the selection of the winner, which shall be final, and waive any right to claim
ambiguity in the Sweepstakes and/or these Official Rules. Acceptance of prizes constitutes
permission to use the winner’s name, likeness, biography, and prize won for purposes of
advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation, except where prohibited
or restricted by law.
The entrants release, discharge, and hold harmless HarperCollins and Facebook, and their parent,
affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, attorneys, representatives and agents, including advertising,
promotion and fulfillment agencies, from any and all liability or damages arising from the
administration of the Sweepstakes and the use or misuse of any prize received in this
Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the following: (i) late, lost, incomplete, delayed,
misdirected or unintelligible entries, (ii) any printing, typographical, administrative or
technological errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes, (iii) any damage to the
entrant’s computer, related equipment, data files, and software resulting from entrant’s
downloading of information regarding the Sweepstakes or participation in the Sweepstakes, and
(iv) any personal or other injury resulting from use and enjoyment of the prizes.
HarperCollins may only use the personally identifiable information obtained from the entrants in
HarperCollins has entered into a license agreement with Pancake Laboratories, Inc. for
HarperCollins’ use of the Shortstack.com promotions application in connection with the
administration of the Sweepstakes. Shortstack.com may store your personally identifiable
HarperCollins reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel or suspend this
Sweepstakes should a virus, bug, computer problem or other causes beyond HarperCollins’s
control corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes.
HarperCollins may prohibit you from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in
its sole discretion, it determines that you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of
the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking or employing other unfair practices or by abusing other
entrants or the representatives of HarperCollins.
ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR
UNDERMINE THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF
CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND, IN SUCH EVENT, HARPERCOLLINS RESERVES
THE RIGHT TO PURSUE ITS REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING COSTS AND
ATTORNEY’S FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.
Any dispute arising from the Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State
of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles, and the entrants consent to the
personal jurisdiction of the State and Federal Courts located in the State and County of New
York over them and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.
THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND UPON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.
For the names of the prize winners, e-mail your request to email@example.com no
earlier than February 28, 2019 but no later than July 31, 2019. You may also send a self-
addressed stamped envelope (postage not required from Vermont residents) to Mary Sasso,
HarperCollins Publishers, 195 Broadway, New York, New York 10007 during the time period