Contest Rules

Notice to Online Contestants: Contest entry open only to legal US residents. You must be at least 18 years old to enter online. Limit one online entry per person or email address. In the event of a dispute, online entry made by authorized holder of email address at time of entry will be deemed valid. Mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro, or use of automated devices will be disqualified. If applicable, online entries must be submitted by deadline specified elsewhere on this website for online entries. No online usage required. US residents only may enter by mail in lieu of online by hand printing his/her name, address, daytime telephone number, & the Internet location where you found these instructions on a 3" x 5" piece of paper. Insert in a #10 envelope & mail to: Books Sweepstakes, c/o Mother Jones, 222 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94108. Limit one mail-in entry per person or email address per day per Internet location. Mailed entry must be postmarked by the deadline posted elsewhere on this website & received within 7 days thereafter.

No responsibility assumed for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website congestion or any combination thereof. No responsibility assumed for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any materials in the sweepstakes.

Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage any online service or website or to undermine the legitimate operations of the sweepstakes is a violation of criminal & civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Mother Jones and The Foundation for National Progress reserves the right to disqualify such entrant & to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.

Mother Jones can be reached by writing to the address below or by telephone at (415) 321-1700.

Mother Jones, 222 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94108 Attn: Advertiser Sweepstakes

The name, address, telephone number & email address, if available, provided by an entrant to Mother Jones will be used in winner selection & notification in accordance with the Official Rules.

The information provided may be used by Mother Jones to contact consumers for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to be contacted, you may submit your request to them in accordance with their stated Privacy Policy at the address provided above.

OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, SALES PRESENTATION, OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins 9/9/2009. Entry must be received by date specified elsewhere in offer or by prize deadline(s) below, whichever is sooner. Follow all entry instructions published elsewhere in this offer.

Mother Jones Sweepstakes

Winner(s) of prizes below will be selected from among all eligible entries received in a random drawing conducted on or about 10/23/2009 by Mother Jones, whose decisions are final. Winners will be notified within 4 weeks of selection. All prizes guaranteed to be awarded. Sweepstakes open to legal US residents and US territories and possessions only where offered & permitted by law. Void where prohibited by law. For a list of winners, available after 11/1/2009, send self-addressed, stamped envelope by 11/30/2009 to: Mother Jones Books Sweepstakes Winners, c/o Mother Jones, 222 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94108.

Mother Jones PRIZE GIVEAWAY CONSUMER DISCLOSURES: You have not yet won. No purchase necessary. Approximate retail value (ARV) of merchandise: US $50. Estimated odds of winning: 1:1,000. Sweepstakes ends 9/30/2009.

THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO ALL OF THE SWEEPSTAKES ABOVE: No mechanically reproduced entries. No responsibility assumed for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage-due mail/entries. All such entries will be disqualified. All entries become property of Mother Jones and The Foundation for National Progress and will not be returned or acknowledged. Participating entrants agree to these rules and the decisions of the Judges and Mother Jones, and release the Judges and Mother Jones and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and/or use of prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this sweepstakes or acceptance, use or redemption of any prize. Mother Jones is not responsible for any typographical or other error in printing of the offer, entry form, or administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prizes. Any sweepstakes notice, entry form or prize notice containing a printing, typographical or other error shall be deemed null and void. Mother Jones is not liable for payment of any prize to entrants who have violated these official rules. Winners acknowledge that the Judges, Mother Jones and all other businesses concerned with this sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of any merchandise prize except that such prize shall be subject to manufacturer’s standard warranty.

A winner may be required (at judges’ discretion) to sign & return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, & where legally permissible, a Publicity Release within 14 days of date on notification. Failure to execute and return any required documentation within the time period specified and/or return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of a prize by a minor will require execution by parent or legal guardian of required documentation. Costs for goods or services not specified are winner’s responsibility. No substitution of prizes except by Mother Jones due to unavailability. Except where prohibited by law, winners consent to use of their names, hometowns, prizes won & likenesses for promotional purposes on behalf of Mother Jones without additional compensation. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state, provincial & local laws & regulations apply. Prize values in US currency. No transfer or assignment of prize permitted. Winners responsible for all taxes on prizes. US laws govern all aspects of this sweepstakes. All disputes and claims relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved in the United States.

Winner selection executed at 222 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, 94108. Mother Jones has provided all prizes at no charge. Mother Jones reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the promotion if it becomes technically corrupted. In such event, prizes will be awarded from eligible entries received prior to this date of termination. Employees of Mother Jones, their advertising & promotion agencies & any other person or organization directly involved with the promotion & their respective immediate families and/or household members of such employees are ineligible.