Thresholds Canyon Ranch Sweepstakes Rules




IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the THRESHOLD SWEEPSTAKES (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules.  These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.




ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor and CR Resorts, LLC (“Canyon Ranch”) their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.


ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM ET on August 18, 2015, and ends at 11:59 ET on September 18, 2015.


HOW TO ENTER:  Online entry only. Enter by completing and submitting the entry form as instructed at


In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.


PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Sweepstakes shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy at: entering this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these privacy policies.




Five (5) Runners-up will each receive one (1) hardcover copy of THRESHOLDS by Sherre Hirsch.


(Approximate Retail Value: $20.00)


One (1) Grand Prize Winner (the “Winner”) will receive a 3-day/2-night trip for two (2) to either (a) Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona or (b) Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts (each, “Canyon Ranch Resort”), whichever location is closest to the Winner’s origin, as determined by Sponsor. Prize package includes:


  • Round-trip Economy class air transportation provided by a commercial airline for two (2) originating from the major U.S. gateway airport closest to the Winner’s point of origin (as determined by Sponsor). If the Winner’s point of origin is close to either Canyon Ranch Resort (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion), Sponsor may replace Economy Class air transportation with other transportation in its sole and absolute discretion and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value;
  • Ground transportation from/to the nearest airport or train station to/from the Canyon Ranch Resort;
  • Deluxe double accommodations for two (2) at either Canyon Ranch Resort;
  • Full use of all spa and resort facilities, including complimentary fitness classes, sports activities, wellness presentations, and cooking demonstrations;
  • All meals and snacks during the stay;
  • $400 service allowance per person to be used towards personal services offered at Each Canyon Ranch Resort; and
  • Two (2) hardcover copies of THRESHOLD by Sherre Hirsch.


(Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value: $4,500.00)


Grand Prize Winner must arrange travel in conjunction with Sponsor and is required to provide 45 days advance notice of desired booking dates (unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, agrees to a shorter period of time). The trip must be used between November 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. Dates of bookings/reservation are subject to availability, and may be subject to restrictions and black-out periods, as determined by Sponsor and Canyon Ranch. Once bookings/reservation are made, no changes will be permitted except in Sponsor’s sole discretion.


Winner will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value.


No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail.  In the event that there are an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.


WINNER SELECTION:  One (1) Grand Prize Winner and five (5) Runner-up Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about September 25, 2015 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and IRS W9 form within five (5) days of the date of notification. In addition, the Winner’s traveling companion (or Winner if traveling companion is Minor child or ward of winner) must execute and return a notarized Liability Release within the same time period.

Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.  A Minor will not be allowed to participate in any portion of Grand Prize travel without being accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian who executed required documents on Minor’s behalf.


DISCLAIMERS:  By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor and Canyon Ranch and their respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law).


Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.


WINNERS LIST:  For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by March 25, 2016 to Sean Civale, The Crown Publishing Group, Attn: THRESHOLDS SWEEPSTAKES, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.


SPONSOR:  The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. Canyon Ranch and its affiliates are not a sponsor of, nor do they endorse, this Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s products.







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