Official contest rules:
Prizes: Ten (10) people will win one (1) 'The Lord of the Rings Online Collector's Edition'. The winners will be randomly drawn from eligible entries on or about June 18th, 2009.
Entry Schedule: Only entries made by submitting a reply on this thread below or e-mailed to email@example.com with the subject 'Enter Me in the LOTRO Birthday Contest' before 11:59 US Eastern Time on June 17th, 2009 will be eligible. The Sponsor's (TheOneRing.net) database clock will be the official timekeeper for this contest. Void where prohibited.
Who Can Enter: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States. All completed entries are eligible. No purchase is necessary.
Prizes are ten (10) 'The Lord of the Rings Online Collector's Edition'. No cash substitute will be made. In the case of a returned prize, substitute winner will be drawn from the previous group of eligible entries. Officers, directors, and employees of Turbine, Inc., and TheOneRing.net and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), and such employees' immediate families and household members, are not eligible.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the online entry in question will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account from which it was sent. The authorized account holder shall be the natural person to whom the applicable e-mail address has been assigned by the Internet access provider, service provider, or other online organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
Drawing will be held on or about June 17th, 2009, and the winners will be posted on TheOneRing.net. Winner will also be notified using the e-mail address and other information provided at entry, as well as posted on Sponsor's Website. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any notification that is not received for any reason. Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. We assume no responsibility for lost, mutilated, or misdirected entries, nor for lost, mutilated or misdirected prizes that are sent out to the winning entries.
Entrants release, discharge and hold harmless Turbine, Inc. and TheOneRing.net and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and agents, and the respective officers, directors and employees of each, from any and all claims or damages, including personal injury and/or death or property damage, arising out of winner's participation in the contest or any contest-related activity or from winner's acceptance and use and/or misuse of the prize awarded.
Prize winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. By accepting a prize, all winners agree that Turbine, Inc. and TheOneRing.net may post his/her name and/or likeness for advertising/trade purposes and in any and all media, including future advertising or publicity, without further consideration or compensation, unless prohibited by law.
By accepting a prize, all winners agree that Turbine, Inc. and TheOneRing.net, their affiliates, and all of the officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents of Turbine, Inc. and TheOneRing.net, will have no liability whatsoever for, and will be held harmless by winner for any liability for any injury, loss or damages of any kind, to winner or other persons, including (without limitation) injuries, loss or damages arising out of or relating to death, and, injuries, damages or losses to property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in this giveaway.
TheOneRing.net reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the giveaway, reject any entry, or make any revisions to the official rules as we deem necessary.