Scholastic Harry Potter “Wednesdays” Sweepstakes Coming March 1st


Feb 23, 2006

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Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, announced today that a brand new sweepstakes is coming in a build up to the release of the paperback version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Starting March 1, and continuing on for the next six Wednesdays, there will be an online sweepstakes open at Potter to win the Grand Prize of the special Harry Potter Ipod, which features the Hogwarts crest engraved on the back. This prize also will include ” all six downloadable audiobooks from the iTunes® Music Store, plus a copy of the Deluxe U.S. edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince with a bookplate signed by author J.K. Rowling.” Further details include:

“Every Wednesday, fans can take part in the weekly online poll, one for each of the books published to date. Each week the poll will contain a different printable Harry Potter book cover to be pasted onto a downloadable entry form. After all six Harry Potter covers have been collected, the entry form can be mailed in for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Just for entering, every participant will receive a Harry Potter bookmark. All complete entries must be received by April 24th, 2006 and winners will be announced at on May 1st, 2006.”

There will also be six First Prize Winners which include a boxed set of all of the hardback editions of the Harry Potter novels. The website will feature ” monthly installments on each of the six Harry Potter books, plus an exclusive Harry Potter desktop wallpaper and a new printable Harry Potter poster.” You can see Book One downloads already via this link. The paperback edition of Half-Blood Prince will be released here in the US this summer on July 25, with an initial print run of two million copies, featuring 672 pages and retail for $9.99. Again, this contest starts on Wednesday, March 1st. Good luck!

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