The following Official Rules govern all the sweepstakes posted on Blue Bells and Cockle Shells. By entering a giveaway, you agree to the following:

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win giveaways. A purchase won’t improve and individuals chance of winning.

1. Eligibility. Giveaways are open to readers, aged 18+, with US shipping addresses only, unless otherwise stated.

2. How to Enter. Entry is typically made by leaving a comment on the giveaway post. A limit of one entry is allowed per e-mail address. You may not enter more than once, whether or not you use a different e-mail address. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted with the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses may be declared ineligible.

3. Disclaimer. Blue Bells and Cockle Shells will not be responsible for: (a) any late or lost entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer or communications-related malfunctions or failures; any giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Blue Bells or Cockle Shells or by unauthorized human intervention; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the giveaway.

4. Entry Deadline Date. All entries for giveaways through this site must be received on or before the given “Entry Deadline Date”  to be eligible to win a prize.

6. Winner Selection. A prize number will be assigned to your entry upon receipt of your entry. A winning number will be generated using Random.org on or shortly after the Entry Deadline Date. If your Prize Number matches the Winning Number, and you meet the eligibility requirements and otherwise comply with these Official Giveaway Rules, you win the prize.

7. Winner Notification. You will be notified within three (3) days after the Entry Deadline Date if you win the prize.

8. Claiming Your Prize. Winner must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected.

9. Taxes. All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

10. Prize Substitution. Winner may not substitute the prize for any other prize or for cash, however, Blue Bells and Cockle Shells or the sponsoring company may substitute the prize for any other prize of equal or greater value, in its reasonable discretion, in the event the prize is not available for any reason outside of sponsor’s reasonable control.

11. Publicity. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and prize information for promotional purposes in any medium, except where prohibited by law, without further payment or other consideration.

12. Errors and Disputes. In the event of a dispute as to the ownership of any entry, the person whose name appears on the entry form associated with the prize number for the winning entry will be deemed to be the winner. It is your responsibility to control access to your email account. In the unlikely event that the winning prize number is duplicated, or a similar error occurs, Blue Bells and Cockle Shells may conduct a random drawing among such inadvertently duplicated numbers or apply another equitable remedy in its discretion to determine the winner. Decisions made by Blue Bells and Cockle Shells are final. By entering the giveaway, you agree to be bound by the decisions of Blue Bells and Cockle Shells and these official rules. You and your entries may be disqualified if you attempt to circumvent these official rules.

13. Technical Problems. The giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in the opinion of Blue Bells and Cockle Shells any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond its control impairs the integrity of the giveaway.

14. General Release. By entering the giveaway through this website, you release Blue Bells and Cockle Shells from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the giveaway or delivery, misdelivery or acceptance of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

Maureen