Official Rules

1. Eligibility
The Advent Surprise Giveaway (the “Giveaway” or “drawing”) is open to individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Employees and agents of or Paulist Young Adult Ministries and any entity involved in the sponsoring, development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of the prize giveaway, and the immediate family members and persons living in the same household as such individuals, are not eligible to enter or win.

2. How To Enter
No purchase necessary. Entrants will be asked to provide their e-mail address and hometown as well as anywhere from one (1) to five (5) email addresses—depending on the value of the prize(s) being offered—of someone they’d like to introduce to There is no limit to the number of entries a contestant can submit; each entry however must be accompanied by a different friend’s email address (entrants cannot enter multiple times using the same friend’s address). No responsibility is assumed by for lost, late, or misdirected entries or any computer, online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur. All entries become the property of and will not be returned.

3. Winner Selection will offer a different prize each day of Advent (Nov. 30-Dec. 25) winners will be chosen in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for that particular day’s prize. Deadlines for each day’s entry and drawing times will be posted at the same time that the daily contest is announced on Each day’s entries will NOT be carried over to subsequent days for Daily Prizes. You must re-enter each day to be eligible for that day’s prize (eg: if your entry on Dec 1 is not chosen in the random drawing it is NOT carried over to the drawing on Dec 2, you must re-enter to win that day’s prize). ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE RANDOM DRAWING FOR OUR GRAND PRIZE. Both the Daily Prize and Grand Prize drawings will be conducted under the supervision of the Publisher of, whose decision is final. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a Sirius Sportster 5 Satellite Radio, car and home installation kits as well as a six-month (6) free subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio (a total value of over $200 (two hundred dollars)). Other prizes being offered daily include “Sirius Swag”—Sirius Satellite T-shirts, shoulder bags, hats etc as well as a variety of books, cds and dvds from’s Halo Store (see below for more detailed prize descriptions). In keeping with the contest’s theme of surprise, Busted Halo reserves the right to give no advance notice regarding which day during Advent the Grand Prize will be offered or any other prize for that matter.

Random chance of winning depends on the exact number of eligible entries received at the time of drawing. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Limit one (1) prize per person, per week. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event an offered prize is unavailable. Taxes on the prizes are solely the responsibility of the winner.

4. General Conditions
Prize giveaway entrants agree to abide by the terms of these official rules and by the decisions of the Paulist Young Adult Ministries and which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this prize giveaway. This prize giveaway is governed by the laws of the United States. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Winners will be notified via their provided e-mail address within seven (7) days after the drawing date. Failure to respond to notification of victory within four (4) days or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Entrants further grant to the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print in any other media in connection with the prize giveaway. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for to use winner’s names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Paulist Young Adult Ministries and, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this prize giveaway or any prize won.

5. Internet
If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this prize giveaway, reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the prize giveaway. assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this prize giveaway. CAUTION: any attempt by a entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the prize giveaway or survey is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Paulist Young Adult Ministries and reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law. Entries made by Internet will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated.

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Sirius Swag: Assorted items (subject to availability) such as Sirius Pens, Paperweights, key chains and mouse pads etc that are combined with a larger gift of a Sirius Satellite Radio Hat & Knapsack or a T-shirt.

Halo Store Grab Bag: Choose any book, DVD, or CD from our Halo Store (Titles include: Googling God, Mary and Me, Marry Smart, Beautiful Mess (Bill McGarvey CD), Yoga Prayer DVD, Isaac Hecker: An American Saint or Magnificat Christmas Season prayer books (subject to availability). Combined with Busted Halo magnets, cd cases, bookmarks etc.

Grand Prize: Sirius Sportster 5 Satellite Radio with both car and home installation kits as well as a six-month (6) free subscription to Sirius-XM Satellite Radio—a total value of over $200 (two hundred) dollars.