Stars and Stripes Book Shelf on Facebook


STARS AND STRIPES "STARS AND STRIPES BOOK SHELF ON FACEBOOK" promotion (the "Promotion") is open to current U.S. government ID cardholders or authorized dependents, age 18 or older, stationed or legally residing in Japan or South Korea during the entry period. Non-U.S. government ID cardholders are ineligible for participation.

Employees, to include news carriers and/or family members, of STARS AND STRIPES, or their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate.

Entry period:

The entry period for the Promotion starts September 16, 2020 and ends on September 20, 2020.


Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

How to enter:

1) Go to Facebook.com/StripesPacific to enter for a chance to win. Only one entry is permitted per eligible participant per Promotion.

2) Book Shelf promotion post will be pinned at the top of the Stripes Pacific Facebook page. Answer the question at the bottom of the post, in the comment section.

3. Submit your entry by midnight local time on September 20, 2020.

Selection of prize recipients:

A total of four (4) prize recipients will be selected by random drawings from among all eligible entries received by STARS AND STRIPES. The three prize winners will be selected within the following three georgraphic regions; mainland-Japan, Okinawa, and South Korea collectively the “Territory”. The odds of winning a prize is dependent on the number of entries.


Each of the four (4) prize recipients will receive a signed-by-the-author copy of the book The Courier. The approximate retail value of which is $27. STARS AND STRIPES will pay all costs related to shipping of prizes to the addresses, within the Territory, furnished at the time of entry.

Prize recipient notification:

1. Each participant whose entry is selected for a prize will be notified via Facebook Messenger on or about September 21, 2020.

2. Each prize recipient will be asked to send an email to STARS AND STRIPES including his full name, e-mail address, and mailing address.

3. Prize recipients will be required to respond to the Facebook message and provide such additional information as may be requested by STARS AND STRIPES in order to receive their prize. If a recipient does not respond within one week from the time of notification, or provide a mailing address within the Territory, the prize shall be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

4. Additional verification may be required and will be identified in writing at the time of prize recipient notification. Failure to provide STARS AND STRIPES with the required verification within 3 business days of the date the request is made will cause the prize to be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

5. Personal information collected during the entry process will remain the property of STARS AND STRIPES and will not be released to third parties. All participants agree that STARS AND STRIPES may use the information submitted for the Promotion in promotional activities.

6. STARS AND STRIPES assumes no liability for unclaimed prizes and/or prizes that are returned to sender.


STARS AND STRIPES may publish the name, rank, location and photo (U.S. military base/city/state) of the prize recipients, and any quotation that they are willing to provide for use by STARS AND STRIPES. Prize recipients may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement ("Required Agreements") at the time the recipient claims a prize. If a selected prize recipient cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to sign and return the Required Agreements, an alternate prize recipient may be selected at the sole discretion of STARS AND STRIPES.

General terms and conditions:

By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of STARS AND STRIPES, which shall be final. STARS AND STRIPES, along with its agents and representatives, affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries; (2) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail; (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of STARS AND STRIPES that may cause the Promotion entries to be disrupted or corrupted; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize or its acceptance, or from participation in the Promotion; or (6) any human error or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. The maximum liability for STARS AND STRIPES for any violation of its duties relating to this offer shall be the value of the prize the participant should have been awarded.

STARS AND STRIPES reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Promotion at any time.

At its sole discretion STARS AND STRIPES may prohibit any person from participating in this Promotion or any future STARS AND STRIPES event or promotion if STARS AND STRIPES has reason to believe that person deliberately or repeatedly disregards the Promotion rules. In the event of any dispute regarding submission of an online entry, the entry will be deemed the property of the authorized account holder of the e-mail address supplied at the time of entry.

By participating in the Promotion, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless STARS AND STRIPES, and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of STARS AND STRIPES, their affiliates, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisors from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Promotion or resulting from participation in or acceptance of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

By participating in the Promotion you hereby represent and warrant that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of these general terms and conditions.

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

List of prize recipients:

For the names of the prize recipients, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 1, 2020, to:

Stars and Stripes Engagement Department
Unit 45002
APO, AP 96301