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In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 13:37:24 BDT
How can amazon not be involved in the draw when you have to 'like' the amazon kindle page to enter??

Posted on 22 May 2012 20:12:38 BDT
L Brasi says:
I have retrieved the terms and conditions for the Kindle Touch Prize Draw from my PC IE Cache:

The Kindle Touch Prize Draw
Your chance to win a Kindle Touch or a 100 Gift Card
Fancy a new Kindle? What about 100 to spend on Kindle books and accessories, or millions of other items at We are giving away a Kindle Touch or a 100 gift card to ten randomly drawn fans who enter our prize draw. Simply 'Like' our Amazon Kindle UK Facebook page, and then submit your details in the form on the "Kindle Touch Prize Draw" tab for a chance to win. Find out more in the official rules below.
Enter the Prize Draw
Enter the prize draw on the Amazon Kindle UK Facebook page.
Official Rules

Entrants are not required to be customers of to enter. No purchase is necessary. The prize-draw is open to entrants who are resident in the United Kingdom except employees of Amazon EU Srl ("") and other representatives of their affiliates, and advisors and their immediate family members. Entry implies acceptance of the rules. can accept only those entries that are completed and submitted in the format designated below. Entrants must be 18 years or over.

You must promptly notify if you become aware of a potential breach of security, such as unauthorised disclosure or use of your password, username, or e-mail address. reserves the right to disqualify any entry from the prize-draw if in its sole judgment the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules.

Mailing List
By entering this prize draw, you consent to the e-mail address you provide in the entry form being placed on a mailing list for promotional and other materials from and its affiliates.

There will be ten (10) Prizes: 5 x Kindle Touch and 5 x 100 gift card (each, a "Prize"). Ten randomly drawn winners will each receive either a Kindle Touch or a 100 gift card. Each winner's Prize will be allocated at random by Amazon. The Prize carries no cash value and is non-transferrable.

Prize-draw Period
The prize-draw will commence at 8:00 am BST on Monday, May 21, 2012 and close at 11:59 pm BST on Friday, June 15, 2012 ("Prize Draw Period").

To enter the prize-draw the entrant must (1) go to and click on the "Kindle Touch Prize Draw" tab within the prize-draw period; (2) click the 'Like' button to 'Like' the page if you have not already done so--you must have a Facebook account and be logged in to your account to 'Like' the page; and then (3) complete the online entry form. Limit one entry per person/e-mail address during the Prize Draw Period. Once you have done this you will automatically be entered into the prize-draw. All entries are deemed to be entered into the prize-draw on the day of receipt by Send queries to: In the event of any dispute, all submitted electronic entries would be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the Facebook account from which they were submitted. All entries, and materials submitted to in connection with the prize-draw (collectively, "Entry Materials"), along with all associated copyright and other proprietary rights, become the property of upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any entrant. Entrants agree to take any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by to effect, perfect, or confirm's ownership in the Entry Materials and any associated proprietary rights.

Duplicate entries, copies and other mechanical reproduction of entries are not permitted. Proof of electronic submission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Incomplete entries will not be accepted as valid. Entries that are completed or entered by means not in compliance with these rules will be disqualified and the Entrant will not be eligible for future participation in prize-draws at will not be responsible or liable for: (a) any failure to receive entries due to transmission failures and other conditions beyond its reasonable control; (b) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries (c) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet or other computer or communications related malfunctions or failures; (d) any contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of or (e) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the prize-draw.

Winners Selection
The prize winner shall be selected randomly by Amazon EU Srl ("") after the Prize Draw Period. The winner will be notified by e-mail within five (5) days of being selected. The prize winner will have five (5) days from notification to respond to . By entering the prize-draw you consent to passing on your details to any relevant third party for the purpose of contacting you directly in the event you're a winner.

If a selected winner or substitute winner is unreachable or ineligible, or fails to claim the prize, the winner or substitute winner will forfeit his or her prize and it may be awarded to a subsequent winner. Prizes are not transferable, and no substitutions (including cash) will be given, except that may substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. The unclaimed prize remains the property of This process is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Non winners will not be notified.

The name of the winners and their county of residence will be provided on receipt of a written request sent to

General Release
By entering the prize-draw you release, Facebook, relevant third parties, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agencies from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the prize-draw or with the acceptance, possession, or use of any prize (except as prohibited by law).

By accepting any prize, entrants consent to the use of their name, address, likeness, and/or prize information for promotional and other purposes without further payment, except where prohibited by law. The winner may be required to participate in's marketing and promotional activities. By entering into this prize-draw you consent to participate in's marketing and promotional activities.

Privacy Notice
All information submitted in connection with this Prize Draw will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and's Privacy Notice.

The promoter of the prize-draw is Amazon EU Srl c/o "Kindle Touch Prize Draw", Patriot Court, 1-9 The Grove, Slough Berkshire SL1 1QP. This prize-draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The prize-draw and all accompanying materials are copyright 2012 by, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of, which are final and binding in all respects. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, reserves the right to change these rules or cancel the prize-draw at any time, in its sole discretion. Entrants who breach these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the prize-draw, or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to, the prize-draw, or any other entrant (in each case, as determined in's sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the prize-draw.


I find it hard to separate this from an Amazon sponsored event even though they deny it and apologise for the confusion.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 20:21:35 BDT
Goes on a bit doesn't it.

As for FarceBook ... what a bunch of Can'ts.


In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 21:18:06 BDT
Steven says:
because you want what they are offering.
I completely respect anyone who doesn't want to join these things-- indeed I myself am not a twitt (or whatever twitterers are called) but I accept that its good marketting both for whoever is giving the prize away and for the site you need to be a member of.
it obviously works and I'm sure that for everyone who doesn't want to join FB, there will be thousands of FB users clammering to enter the draw.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 21:24:25 BDT
Steven says:
i agree with this. i think the people who have problems with fb have usually helped to bring about their own situation by not applying common sense to what they post on there. that said, i do understand why many wouldn't like the idea.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 21:25:47 BDT
Suze says:
I haven't had any problems with fb, I just got fed up with it, and have no interest in re-activating my account.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 21:32:36 BDT
Steven says:
fair enough Suze, I wasn't suggesting you had, I was merely commenting that a lot of the horror stories you here about fb are caused by the user's stupidity in what they post. I went through a similar phase to you a while back where I didn't visit it for ages and ages. I use it quite regularly at the moment as its good for me to be able to keep in touch with all my family back in England but when I move back there in the summer will probably start using it less. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 21:36:27 BDT
Suze says:
Yeah, I've seen some stupid tricks on there too. My stupid niece had pics of her little boy up and didn't lock her account down to friends and family. She was really shocked when she had a message from some bloke in Thailand wanting more pics but with less clothes on. The daft thing used to just accept anybody as a friend as well. I do think some people need to take an IQ test before being allowed a fb account.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 21:39:58 BDT
Steven says:
or access to the internet at all quite frankly. :)

I'm very concerned though about FB's proposal to lift their under 13s ban. their argument seems to be 'well lots of children go on it anyway'. okay then shall we legalise murder because lots of people have done it over the years? I know its not a great analagy but this 'if you can't beat them, give up' culture is really lazy.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 21:43:03 BDT
Suze says:
I wouldn't like to think a kid under 13 had access to somewhere like that. Not just fb, but any social networking site. It would be a paedophiles dream come true.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 22:35:36 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Same here Suze.
I was on it for about 12 months with people I knew from work and friends.
I went traveling abroad for 3 weeks and when I got back I realised I didn't miss it.
I can still contact the important people but I didn't really need to know that someone had been out for a meal or bought a puppy.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 May 2012 06:56:32 BDT
Suze says:
I did used to like playing the games on there and wish they'd the programmers would make them so we could play them elsewhere, as I had quite a few good things going. Don't miss the rest of it though.

Posted on 24 May 2012 21:40:50 BDT
They have an Ice Age (the kid's movie) app of FarmVille I am losing iPad privileges to Creepy Jr who absolutely has to harvest her ice flow and incubate her dino eggs!!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 00:34:04 BDT
A customer says:
I'm surprised you haven't do know it's free dont you?

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2012 00:36:21 BDT
A customer says:
email filled under "another tw@tty complaint from whinging, boring jock"
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