Bostitch® Sharp Minds Sweepstakes: Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to U.S. educators who are legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, and who are teachers of grades K-12 who teach in a registered public school or accredited private school (“Entrant”). Employees, directors and officers and their immediate families (spouses and siblings, parents and children and their spouses) and household members of Amax Inc., Scholastic Inc., Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc. and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, distributors, affiliates, advertising and sweepstakes agencies and companies involved in the design, implementation and execution of the Sweepstakes (collectively the "Sweepstakes Entities") are not eligible. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, and US Territories and jurisdictions (including overseas military installations) and where prohibited. Please note – this Sweepstakes is NOT open to the general public.

TIMING: The 2019 - 2020 Bostitch Sharp Minds Sweepstakes (”Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on 9/12/19 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on 2/28/20 (“Promotion Period”).

SPONSOR: Amax Inc., 50 Romano Vineyard Way, North Kingstown, RI  02852. ADMINISTRATOR: Exposure Marketing & Promotion, Inc., 7111 Dixie Hwy., Suite 150, Clarkston, MI 48346.

AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, visit www.BostitchOffice.com/SharpMindsSweepstakes OR www.Scholastic.com/Bostitch (the “Websites”) during the Sweepstakes Period, read and accept these Official Rules and follow the instructions to complete and submit the registration form (“Online Entry”) including teacher name, address, email address, telephone number, grade taught, school name, and school address. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on 2/28/20. All requested information must be provided, regardless of entry method.

Limit: One (1) Online Entry per person or email address. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. In the event more than the above-specified maximum number of Entries are received from any one person or email address, the first Entry processed will be considered the only valid Entry received. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple or different email addresses or identities will void that Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. In the event of a dispute, Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of Entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

BONUS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES: After you enter the Sweepstakes, you will have the opportunity to invite your friends to enter the Sweepstakes. To do so, use the link provided to you in the post-entry form popup or in the post-entry email you’ve received and send it directly to your friends. You may only refer persons with whom you have an existing relationship and whom you believe is eligible for the sweepstakes. If the referred friend subsequently registers for the Sweepstakes through the unique link provided in your email, you will earn one (1) bonus Sweepstakes entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Five (5) bonus Sweepstakes entry based on a Tell a Friend Referral during the Promotion Period.

WINNER SELECTION: The potential Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about 3/16/20 from among all eligible Entries received. The drawing will be conducted by the Administrator (an independent judging organization) whose decisions relating to this Sweepstakes are final and binding. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Potential Grand Prize winner may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release Form (“Affidavit/Release”) within five (5) days of receipt. Failure to timely respond (within seven (7) days of initial contact by Administrator); or return any required executed documents may cause prize to be forfeited and an alternate winner to be selected as solely determined by Sponsor. Grand Prize Winner will be required to provide his/her Social Security number or tax ID number for tax reporting purposes as Administrator will file an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service for the fair market value of prize. In the event that a potential winner cannot be contacted by Administrator or is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate. 

PRIZES (APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE – ARV): One (1) Grand Prize – a Bostitch Grand Prize Pack (ARV $2,500); and One-Hundred (100) First Prizes – a Bostitch Classroom Electric Sharpener (ARV $25/each). Total ARV of all Prizes is $5,000. Limit of one prize per family, household or address. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. Prizes must be accepted as awarded. No substitution may be made, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize in whole or in part with another prize of comparable or greater value. Prizes are not redeemable/exchangeable for cash. Merchandise may differ from those shown in promotional materials. Expenses not specifically stated above, together with the reporting and payment of all applicable income taxes, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of a Prize, are the sole responsibility of the winners. Sweepstakes Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of the prizes awarded. Sweepstakes Entities make no representations or warranties concerning the appearance, safety, or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations apply. Sweepstakes Entities are not liable for, and will not replace, any lost or stolen prize items once delivered to the winners. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use winner’s name, hometown, likeness, statements and other personally identifiable information for promotional, advertising and marketing purposes in any media throughout the world without additional prize, incentive, consideration, consent or review; and upon request, winner will provide written consent to such use.

GENERAL CONDITIONS / RELEASE: By participating, Entrants (a) release Sweepstakes Entities, their respective directors, officers, agents and employees from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by their participation, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize. Neither Sweepstakes Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Entry information, or for any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data or voice transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or Website or to complete a telephone call or facsimile transaction, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, postage due or misdirected mail, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or printer related to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Administrator’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, technical failures or any other causes which in the opinion of Administrator, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Administrator reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any suspect Entry or Entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the Sweepstakes Websites and the selection of winners will be made, from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the termination, cancellation or suspension, as Administrator determines in its sole discretion. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. 

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTES: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan or the appropriate Michigan State Court located in Oakland County, Michigan; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will registrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to, claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan. 

ENTRANT'S PERSONAL INFORMATION: Information collected online from entrants is subject to the Bostitch Corporate Privacy Statement, located at https://bostitchoffice.com/privacy-policy and the Scholastic Inc. Privacy Statement, located at http://www.scholastic.com/privacy.htm. 

WINNERS: To receive Sweepstakes results (winners list), go to www.promodetails.com and enter the promo code “2020bostitchsharpminds”. The results will be available after 4/1/20.

 

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