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Official Rules: Solve These Typographic Riddles!

Official Rules- Solve These Typographic Riddles to Win a Nook Sweepstakes

Official Rules- Solve These Typographic Riddles to Win a Nook Sweepstakes

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1.Introduction: Mansueto Ventures LLC is offering the Barnes & Noble Nook e-Reader (”Sweepstakes”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the
District of Columbia and entries originating from any other
jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. This Sweepstakes is governed
exclusively by the laws of the United States. You are not authorized to
participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50
United States or the District of Columbia.

2.Eligibility: Entrant must be a legal a resident of
the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who is 18 or
older as of December 14, 2009. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates,
advertising and promotion agencies and their family/household members
(defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents) are not
eligible to enter. Void outside the fifty United States and the
District of Columbia, and where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by
law. All federal, state and/or local rules and regulations apply.

3.Start/End Dates: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 p.m.
EST on Monday, December 14, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EST on
Friday, December 18, 2009.

4.How to Enter: Decipher the conundrums (they’re common phrases) and you can be
eligible to win a Nook e-reader from Barnes & Noble. To enter for a chance
of winning, email your answers to gimme(at)fastcompany.com with the
subject line: Solved Those Typographic Riddles! (please note that only emails with
the correct subject line will be eligible to win). The winner will be
chosen randomly from the people with correct answers. Only one entry
per IP address. More than one entry from any person or e-mail address
will void all entries from that person or e-mail address. Entrants must
have a valid email address. No automated entry devices and/or programs
permitted. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible,
stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically
corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for
problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of
submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

5.Drawing: Winner will be selected on or about
December 21, 2009 in a random drawing from all correct and eligible
entries received. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all
matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the
number of eligible entries received. Potential winner(s) will be
notified by e-mail on or about Tuesday, December 22, 2009. Each entrant
selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and
conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent
upon fulfilling all such requirements.

6.Prize: Winner will receive one Nook e-Reader from Barnes & Noble (note this prize will not be shipped until January or later depending on the earliest receipt of product).
Sponsors make no warranties with regard to the prizes. Prizes are not
transferable. No substitutions of prize allowed by winner(s), but
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater
value due to prize unavailability. Prize is not redeemable by winner(s)
for cash value. All taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole
responsibility of winner.

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7.Affidavit of Eligibility/Release: The winner will be
required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release
and where lawful, a Publicity Release within three days of prize
notification. If the winner cannot be contacted within one calendar day
of first notification attempt, if prize or prize notification is
returned as undeliverable, if winner rejects his/her prize or in the
event of noncompliance with these Sweepstakes rules and requirements,
such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected
from all remaining eligible entries. Upon prize forfeiture, no
compensation will be given.

8.Conditions: Sponsor will have right to photograph
winner. Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name, picture,
likeness, and city and state of residence for purposes of trade,
publicity or promotion for no additional compensation except where
prohibited by law. By participating, entrants and winners agree to
release and hold harmless Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates,
advertising and promotions agencies, partners, representatives, agents,
successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors, from any and
all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense
whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal
injury and/or death which may occur in connection with the Sweepstakes,
or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or
participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and for any claims
based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and
merchandise delivery. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot
take place or if prizes cannot be awarded due to delays or
interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters,
weather or acts of terrorism.

9.Miscellaneous: All entries become the sole property
of Sponsor and none will be returned. In the event of a dispute,
entries made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account
holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The
“authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is
assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service
provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning
e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail
address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor(s) with
proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the
e-mail address associated with the winning entry. If for any reason the
Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to
infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized
intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes
beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the
administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the
Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserve(s) the right in its sole discretion, to
disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to
cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes
no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion,
defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line
failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration
of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical
malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems,
servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any
e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical
problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any
combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to
entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from
participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor
may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or
winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said
entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the
Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing
practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or
intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or
Sponsor representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO
DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION
OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND
SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR(S) RESERVE(S) THE RIGHT TO SEEK
DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

10.Use of Data: Sponsor will be collecting personal
data about entrants in accordance with its privacy policy. Please
review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at
//www.fastcompany.com/privacy. By participating in the
Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of
their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and
accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

11.Name of Winner:
To obtain the name of winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope
by December 31, 2009 to B&N Nook/Fast Company, 7 World Trade
Center, New York, NY 10007.

12.Sponsor(s): The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Mansueto Ventures LLC, 7 World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007.