Stella's Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Contest Rules
These rules were updated on August 18, 2011, to include information about the new prize, the Lara Croft figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
This contest was announced August 12, 2011, and runs in 2 phases: The drawing for the wall scroll and game codes is open until August 20, 2011, 11:59 p.m. GMT. Winners will be chosen at random from all entries received and will be announced on Sunday, August 21. Prizes will be distributed immediately.
The grand prize drawing for the statue is open until August 31, 2011, 11:59 p.m. GMT. The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received and will be announced during the first week of September. The statue is still in production with an estimated ship date in the first quarter of 2012.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: This contest is open to entrants worldwide, as long as you are able to receive mail from the United States, and as long as such contests are allowed by local laws.
You must be 13 or older to enter. Minors between the ages of 13 and 18 who are selected to win a prize will be required to provide parental consent in order to receive their prizes.
HOW TO ENTER: This is an online contest only. Participants may enter by any or all of the following methods:
You can enter more than once, but please only once per method (4 entries total). Duplicate entries will be disqualified. Anonymous blog comments are OK, but if you decide to post anonymously, please privately to let me know which post is yours. After all, I need to be able to reach you if you win.
IMPORTANT: Please do not post your email address, mailing address or other personal information online. I will contact you for details if you win.
PRIZES, SELECTION OF WINNERS AND ODDS OF WINNING: Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. One (1) grand prize winner will receive a Lara Croft Sideshow Exclusive Edition Premium Format Figure. One (1) first prize winner will receive a 25 x 16-inch Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light fabric wall scroll, plus a free Guardian of Light game download for the Xbox 360 or PC (winner's choice of system). Four (4) runners up will each receive a free Guardian of Light game download for the Xbox 360 or PC (winner's choice of system).
All winners will be selected at random using the tools at Random.org. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. All decisions are final and no whining will be tolerated.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE: Winners will be notified by email or direct message (depending on the method they used to enter the contest) on or around the dates listed above. If you use a spam filter, please be sure to add tombraiders.net to your whitelist so my message is not accidentally flagged as spam. If any winner does not respond to the notification within 7 days of notification, that winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be chosen.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: Each winner's given name, surname initial, state or province, and country of residence will be announced on my web site, Facebook page, Twitter stream and blog. All personal information, such as winners' email and mailing addresses, will be kept confidential.
DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES: Game download codes will be sent to the winners by email immediately following the close of the contest. The first prize wall scroll will be sent by U.S. Mail immediately following the close of the contest. The Lara Croft statue is still in production, with an estimated ship date in the first quarter of 2012. It will be shipped to the winner directly from Sideshow Collectibles as soon as it becomes available. Tombraiders.net will pay all shipping costs; however, winners are responsible for any import duty fees, VAT, etc., which their local authorities may apply. Please check with your local postal service or customs office for details.
DISCLAIMERS: Tombraiders.net is not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Eligible entries posted on my blog, Facebook or Twitter will automatically be counted. If you submit an entry by email and do not receive a reply from me within 48 hours, please let me know.
I will make every effort to choose and announce the winners on schedule, but I am not responsible for circumstances beyond my control (e.g., computer or internet issues, illness, alien abduction, etc.). If I am unable to announce the winners on schedule, I will certainly do so as soon as possible.
THE FINE PRINT: This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By participating, you are providing information to Stella's Tomb Raider Site and not to Facebook.
This drawing is void where prohibited. By participating in this drawing, you agree to the rules stated above and release and hold harmless tombraiders.net from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of or relating to the drawing or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize.
Blah, blah, blah.... I know. What do these lawyers think people are going to do... bludgeon themselves with the statue? Suffocate themselves in the wall poster? Scorch themselves with Lara's flamethrower? Honestly.... But in this day and age a little butt-covering is par for the course. Thanks for bearing with me.
If you have any questions about this contest, please feel free to contact me.