How would you like to get your next great read on me? Sound good? Then have I got a deal for you. Our first contest starts now. Well, technically it’s a sweepstakes not a contest. Legally speaking, a contest is a campaign in which effort, skill, or merit is required to win a prize. A sweepstakes on the other hand is a campaign in which entrants can win a prize based solely on chance, which is what I’m offering here. All you have to do to enter is simply subscribe to “The Malone Report,” our periodic “everything Malone” newsletter, between October 26, 2016 and November 25, 2016 for a chance to win the prize. If you subscribe, you are automatically entered and have a chance to win.
Entries for the contest, or technically the sweepstakes, will be accepted until midnight, November 25, 2016. On November 26, 2016, the winner will be randomly chosen from among all those who have subscribed to “The Malone Report” between October 26, 2016 and November 26, 2016. The prize that will be awarded to one lucky subscriber is a $25.00 Amazon® gift card.
Let’s face it, $25.00 isn’t exactly a king’s ransom. We’re not taking The Reader’s Digest Sweepstakes here. But if you’re selected as the winner, a $25.00 Amazon® gift card should be more than enough to buy that next great read that you’ve had your eye on. That is provided you aren’t looking to pick up a first edition of The Maltese Falcon by the great Dashiell Hammet, which at last report was worth over $30,000.00. But trust me, while you can find most anything on Amazon these days you aren’t going to find a first edition of The Maltese Falcon so no worries.
If your favorite author happens to be an Indie publisher, you might even be able to grab several books with a $25.00 gift card. Or instead of books, you could score five of those cool new Amazon Dash Buttons at $4.99 each for easy-peasy re-ordering of some of your favorite household products. Not really looking for a book at the moment and don’t feel you need an Amazon® gift card? No problem! The holidays will be here before we know it. In the spirit of the season, instead of using the card yourself you could gift the card to someone else. Like your Uncle Joe perhaps, who you don’t really care for much but still feel obligated to give him something during the holidays.
Now for the legalese. The sweepstakes is open only to those who subscribe to “The Malone Report” by completing a subscription form from one of any of the pages published at www.larrydarter.com and who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States (mostly because the prize is an Amazon® US gift card), except where prohibited by law. No purchase is necessary to enter. Only one entry per person is permitted. By participating, the contestant (“You”) signifies agreement to be fully and unconditionally bound by the these rules, and represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of LarryDarter.com as final and binding as it relates to the content of this sweepstakes. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be selected by a random drawing. Winner will be notified by email within five (5) business days following selection of Winner. LarryDarter.com shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected.
Let’s face it. I’m a subscriber-hungry Indie author in need of an email list of potential book buyers. You’re a book lover who enjoys reading crime fiction, mysteries, thrillers or all of the above. I can afford a $25.00 giveaway to get a few subscribers and you will probably enjoy having a chance at getting a book or two at my expense. It’s a win-win. So don’t delay. Subscribe to “The Malone Report” and get your chance to win. Good luck and Godspeed.