Giveaway: Win “The Unofficial Harry Potter Insider’s Guide to Hogwarts”!

For April Fools’ Day this year, we Rickrolled our readers! We asked you to hunt down #CadoganClues on our social media and solve riddles and pictograms to figure out seven passwords, one of which would allow you to enter a Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes–themed giveaway in honor of Fred and George’s birthday. Instead of a giveaway, there was just Rick Astley’s classic “Never Gonna Give You Up” music video. But don’t worry – your sleuthing and deducing efforts were not in vain!

You’ll need all seven passwords to enter for a chance to win The Unofficial Harry Potter Insider’s Guide to Hogwarts. This new digest is packed with fun facts and fascinating history, all about the school our heroes call home. Study up for your next trivia night, or just enjoy the deep dive.


The Unofficial Harry Potter Insider's Guide to Hogwarts

“The Unofficial Harry Potter Insider’s Guide to Hogwarts” cover



Five lucky winners will each receive a copy of The Unofficial Harry Potter Insider’s Guide to Hogwarts! Our contest is open worldwide, starting today, April 1, running through April 5 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  In order to enter this giveaway, you must provide all seven #CadoganClues that you’ve gathered from our social media posts from earlier this week. Enter through the Rafflecopter below! Winners will be contacted via email after April 5, so make sure to check your junk or spam folders just in case our e-owl goes astray. All winners must respond within 24 hours, or another winner may be chosen.


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Laurie Beckoff

My Harry Potter journey began in 2000 when I was six and continued through a bachelor's thesis and master's dissertation on medievalism in the series. I'm a Gryffindor from New York City with a passion for theatre, fantasy, Arthurian legend, and science fiction.