The Lexington Bookie

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Giveaway & Challenges Guidelines

The Lexington Bookie is super excited to host sweepstakes giveaways and challenges, but in the effort of fairness and transparency, we have to set some guidelines!


I will periodically host my own giveaways to celebrate special occasions.

Official Rules:

  1. United States entries only unless the giveaway is from The Book Depository (and they ship to your country).
  2. You MUST be 18 years or older to participate for privacy and legal reasons.
  3. Real accounts only- no spam accounts!
  4. Entries are will be open when the giveaway is announced, and will close on the disclosed last day of the giveaway at 12am EDT.

Prizes:

The prize(s) will typically be book related, and can range from one item to many items, varying in size. This can include but isn’t limited to: books, bookmarks, candles, bookish merchandise, notebooks, stationary, etc. Unless the prize(s) for these giveaways are sponsored (and I have acknowledged them as such), they are items that I have selected, purchased, and shipped with my own funds.

Ways to Enter:

  • Follow my blog and comment that you’ve followed (or are already following)!
  • Follow @thelexbookie on Twitter!
  • Follow TheLexingtonBookie on Instagram!
  • Follow The Lexington Bookie on Pinterest!
  • Go through the Bookie’s Bookshelf and like up to five of your favorite books I’ve reviewed so far- one entry per like!

Selection of Winner:

From the minute the giveaway is announced, I keep track of every entry using the Sheets app on my smartphone. After 12am EDT and the giveaway is closed, I will use the Google random number generator to pick a number between 1 and the total number of entries. From there, I will match the random number to the cell on the Sheets app, and the correlating name will become the winner! This process is to cancel out bias and create fair chance to win for all participants. I will announce the winner on a blog post and on my social media platforms, and contact the winner (through whichever media they entered the giveaway) on the specific date set. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize and provide their shipping information.

Shipping Policy:

The prize(s) of the giveaway will be shipped by the most economical means- either by USPS flat rate or media mail. Either method provides tracking information, which I will  share with the winner.

Important:I’m am not liable for damages if the something goes wrong during the shipping process. If the package is lost, damaged, delayed, or other, I will not be held responsible. By entering the giveaway, you accept these terms.


I will periodically host my own challenges to celebrate special occasions. These challenges will be held on Instagram (my bookstagram), and shared on my blog.

Official Rules:

If prize(s) involved:

  1. United States entries only unless the prize(s) is/are from The Book Depository (and they ship to your country).
  2. You MUST be 18 years or older to participate for privacy and legal reasons.
  3. Real accounts only- no spam accounts!
  4. Participation may start on the first day of the challenge, and will close on the disclosed last day of the challenge at 12am EDT.
  5. One photo per day counts towards entry- ie. If you post one photo every day for 10 days, that equals 10 entries. If you post 10 photos on one day, that equals 1 entry.

If no prize(s) involved:

  1. National and International participants are welcome.
  2. All ages welcome as long as they abide by the age necessary for the specific social media account requirements.
  3. Real accounts only- no spam accounts!
  4. Participation may start on the first day of the challenge, and will close on the disclosed last day of the challenge at 12am EDT.
  5. Unlimited participation!

Prizes:

The prize(s) will typically be book related, and can range from one item to many items, varying in size. This can include but isn’t limited to: books, bookmarks, candles, bookish merchandise, notebooks, stationary, etc. Unless the prize(s) for these challenges are sponsored (and I have acknowledged them as such), they are items that I have selected, purchased, and shipped with my own funds.

Ways to Enter & Participate:

  • Follow my blog and comment that you’ve followed (or are already following)!
  • Follow TheLexingtonBookie on Instagram!
  • Post a photo corresponding to the challenge prompt of the day.
  • Tag the photo with the corresponding challenge hashtag.

Selection of Winner:

IF there is a prize allotted with the challenge:

From the first day of the challenge, I’ll keep track of every entry using the Sheets app on my smartphone. After 12am EDT on the last day of the challenge, I will use the Google random number generator to pick a number between 1 and the total number of entries. From there, I will match the random number to the cell on the Sheets app, and the correlating name will become the winner! This process is to cancel out bias and create fair chance to win for all participants. I will announce the winner on a blog post and on my social media platforms, and contact the winner via Instagram direct message on the day after the end of the challenge. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize and provide their shipping information.

IF there is NO prize allotted with the challenge:

All are welcome to participate for the enjoyment of the challenge. I will be moderating the photos and will be collecting screen shots of those that participated in the challenge, and will share in a recap blog post some of my favorites from the challenge. The challenge is for sheer entertainment purposes only. By participating in the challenge, you accept the reposting of your photos and the above terms.

Shipping Policy:

IF there is a prize allotted with the challenge:

The prize(s) of the challenge will be shipped by the most economical means- either by USPS flat rate or media mail. Either method provides tracking information, which I will  share with the winner.

Important: I will not be held liable for damages if the something goes wrong during the shipping process. If the package is lost, damaged, delayed, or other, I will not be held responsible. By participating in the challenge, you accept these terms.


GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU to all who participate!

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