Why can't I enter a sweepstakes outside of the United States?


The laws around contests and sweepstakes are very complicated ... especially internationally. Because of this, HarperCollins Christian Publishing typically has to limit its contests and sweepstakes to the United States only.

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    Christopher Longford

    You have followers from all around the world. you even have it in your logo
    "Thomas Nelson: We Inspire the World" Yet you still limit your givaways and competitions to the USA, surely with your expansive network of suppliers and dealers you could find some way of offering some of the prizes outside the USA.
    Your with Blessing and intence prayer on the matter Chris Longford

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    Eric Shanfelt

    Hi Chris. Many of our international retail partners do indeed have sweepstakes featuring both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan product ... please check with your local retailer. Unfortunately, the laws and costs for sweepstakes make them difficult to manage internationally so we as the publisher have to limit ourselves to the United States.

    However, many of our free downloads (giveaways) have no such restrictions and can be downloaded by anyone, anywhere. Our marketing teams frequently do free downloads as does our FaithGateway team. Check out http://www.faithgateway.com/topics/free/ and be sure to sign up for our email newsletters to be notified of new giveaways.