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ELIGIBILITY: The “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library” giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are eighteen (18) years of age and older as of their date of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Mental Floss, Inc., and/or its affiliates, representatives, agents and website administrators and individuals residing in their same household as the foregoing are not eligible to enter the “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library” giveaway.

HOW TO ENTER: The “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library” giveaway will take place between April 23, 2013 and August 23, 2013 (the Promotion Period). To enter the “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library” giveaway, visit www.mentalfloss.com/giveaway during the Promotion Period, complete on-screen instructions to submit your entry. Entry must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. EST on August 23, 2013, the final day of the Promotion Period. Online entries generated by robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or other mechanical or other automated means are void. Limit one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries from the same person during the term of the “Win a free complete mental_floss Library” giveaway shall be in violation of this rule and all entries from such person will be declared ineligible. Sponsor shall resolve all disputes as to identity of the winner who enters on the basis of the identity of the registered user of the email account, and if a prize is won by such entry, the registered user of such email address shall be awarded the applicable prize.

PRIZES: The winner will receive 12 mental_floss books consisting of: mental_floss: The Book: Only The Greatest Lists in the History of Listory, mental_floss Sudoku, Scatterbrained, What’s the Difference, mental_floss Split Decision Book, Genius Instruction Manual, mental_floss Crosswords, Be Amazing, Condensed Knowledge, Forbidden Knowledge, The Mental Floss History of the United States Paperback, and The Mental Floss History of the World Paperback. Items subject to availability and may be shipped all at once or individually. The approximate retail value of the “Win a free complete mental_floss Library” prize is $161.56. The prize is non-transferable. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize, or any portion thereof, for a prize of equal or greater value, in its sole discretion.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: The winner is responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, local and international taxes. Additional restrictions may apply.

SELECTION OF THE WINNER: A randomly selected winner will receive the prize detailed above. The random drawing for the “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library” giveaway will be conducted on or about September 5, 2013, by the Sponsor whose decision is final and binding in all matters related to all of the “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library”. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone. If a potential winner cannot be contacted after the first attempt, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place at random from among all eligible entries received.

WINNERS' LIST/RULES: To receive a complete list of rules and/or winner of the “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library” giveaway, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by October 15, 2013 to: “Win a Free Complete mental_floss Library Winners List, Mental Floss Inc, ATTN: Sara O'Connor, Group Marketing Director, 55 West 39th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York, 10018.

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MISCELLANEOUS: All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.

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