Rules and Terms
By entering our text message giveaway you agree that you:
STEM Education Works Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MESSAGE & DATA RATES MAY APPLY
A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal United States residents residing in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and Washington, D.C., (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and all other U.S. territories and possessions), who are physically located and residing therein and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in their state/territory of primary residence at the time of entry (each an “Entrant” and collectively, “Entrants”). Employees, officers and directors of Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives, promotion and advertising agencies together with the Immediate Family Members, and/or those living in the same household of each, are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year, whether or not related; “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, stepparents, legal guardians, children, stepchildren, siblings, stepsiblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live.
HOW TO ENTER: Eligible Entrants may enter the Sweepstakes by visiting texting the appropriate keyword to 15707347836. Text STOP to 15707347836 to quit, text HELP TO 15707347836 for help. PLEASE NOTE: AGREEING TO RECEIVE PROMOTIONAL TEXT MESSAGES WILL NOT INCREASE CHANCES OF WINNING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.
LIMIT One (1) ENTRY TOTAL PER PERSON REGARDLESS OF METHOD OF ENTRY. Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different identities, and/or any other methods will void such Entrant’s entry and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Automated Entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will cause disqualification. Entries generated by fraudulent means will be disqualified. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible Entries will be disqualified.
Entrants must provide all information requested to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.
Text message entry is designed to work with most of the major wireless service providers in the United States, but Sponsor makes no guarantee that any particular wireless service provider will participate, and the mobile phone that is used must be capable of sending and receiving text messages. Entrants should check their phone’s features to see if they have that capability. Wireless service providers may charge Entrants for each text message, including any error message that is sent and received in connection with the Sweepstakes, based on the applicable wireless service pricing plan. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. Each text message must be manually key-stroked/entered by the Entrant. In case of a dispute as to the identity of a text message Entrant, the Entry will be declared made by the primary account holder of the account associated with the phone used to enter, based on the applicable phone company’s records. Each potential winner may be required to provide proof to Sponsor that he/she is the primary account holder. Network service for transmission of text messages may be interrupted or unavailable due to, but not limited to, atmospheric or topographical conditions, governmental regulations, or orders, or system capacity limitations. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for message delivery or timeliness of messages, or for the availability of messaging services at all times. If an Entrant sends an opt-out text message, he/she will be sent a reply text message, which will confirm that he/she has been unsubscribed and will receive no further messages.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION:
Grand Prize: Following the conclusion the Sweepstakes Period, the Administrator will evaluate to determine the school with the most votes from all eligible entries to select one (1) potential Grand Prize Winner. Potential winner will be contacted by the Administrator via the email and/or phone number associated with the Entry on or about Monday, August 22nd, 2022. The Sweepstakes Entities shall have no liability for any such notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential winner. The potential winner must be able to receive telephone calls from an unlisted and/or blocked number. Messages may not be left. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. Potential winner will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within forty-eight (48) hours (or a shorter time if required by exigencies) of attempted notification. The failure to respond within the stated time period may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate potential winner from the remaining eligible entries. The potential Grand Prize winner will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (“Affidavit”) covering eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues, unless prohibited by law. Failure to return the Affidavit within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate potential winner from the remaining eligible Entries. Administrator, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to two (2) potential winners in accordance with the above procedure, after which the prize in question may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed. If the prize is awarded but goes unclaimed or is forfeited by recipient, such prize may not be re-awarded, in Sweepstakes Entities’ sole discretion. Administrator reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. Other restrictions may apply. A prize will not be awarded/fulfilled until all such properly executed documents are returned. Winners shall be solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and/or local taxes, if applicable, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. Other restrictions may apply.
Daily Prizes: At the conclusion of each day Sponsor will conduct a random drawing to select one (1) potential Prize Winner from all eligible entries. Winners will be announced via text, email and/or on the Website up to two (2) days following each random drawing.
The Sweepstakes Entities shall have no liability for any such notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential winner. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserves the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. Winners shall be solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and/or local taxes, if applicable, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. Limit one (1) Prize per person / per household. Other restrictions may apply.
ODDS: Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning a Daily Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received
Grand Prize: 1 Sindoh 3D WOX 1 Printer valued at $1,250
(4) Weekly Prizes: Sphero Bolt valued at $150
(10) Daily Prizes: T-Shirt valued at $20
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The ARV of any prize is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. If the Prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor, a substitute prize of equal or greater value will be awarded; provided, however, that if the Prize is awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No prize substitution or cash alternative is allowed except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value, in its sole discretion. Unclaimed prizes, if any, will go un-awarded. Prizes are non-transferrable. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed. Other restrictions may apply. Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Sweepstakes. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may designate the Administrator to handle winner selection, notification and fulfillment tasks on Sponsor’s behalf. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, each Entrant, on behalf of himself or herself, agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Entities, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting any prize, each Entrant, on behalf of himself or herself agrees to release the Sweepstakes Entities, STEM Education Works and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives, promotion and advertising agencies together with the Immediate representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injuries, losses or damages arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of a prize. Further, the Winner, on behalf of himself or herself, authorizes the Sponsor and its agents and their designees to use his/her photo, video, name, address, voice, likeness, testimonial, prize information and personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) in advertising, marketing, programming, publicity or promotional materials, in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, to the Winner to the extent permitted by law. Winner may be asked to participate in select publicity activities and events, as determined at the sole discretion of the Sweepstakes Entities. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) any injuries, losses, liabilities or damages of any kind including personal injury or death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize including participation in any activity or travel related thereto, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (v) any inability of any Winner to accept or use any prize (or portion thereof) for any reason and such prize or portion thereof shall be forfeited; or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or technological errors in any materials or activities associated with the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion of the Sweepstakes) at any time for any reason or should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, extenuating circumstance or other problem/cause corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in such situation, will select the Winner from eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Sweepstakes Entities. Sweepstakes Entities may prohibit Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Sweepstakes Entities representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE ENTRY FORM OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY AWARD AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; AND 3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
GOVERNING LAW: Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Sweepstakes, including without limitation, any alleged violation of these Official Rules, any controversy relating to the arbitrability of any dispute, or any claim that the Sweepstakes, or any part thereof, is invalid, illegal or otherwise voidable (or void), shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and exclusively by arbitration to be held solely in Indiana under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association and pursuant to its Commercial Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures. Any and all claims, judgments, liabilities and/or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with your use of the Entry Form, or otherwise accessing the Entry Form, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waive, all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental and/or 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. Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. This arbitration provision shall be deemed to be self-executing, and in the event that either party fails to appear at any properly noticed arbitration proceeding, an award may be entered against such party notwithstanding said failure to appear. In no event shall any Entrant seek or be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of this Sweepstakes.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of this Sweepstakes, or the rights and obligations of Entrants and Sweepstakes Entities, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Indiana, U.S.A., without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Indiana or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Indiana.
ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes the Entrant may have with, or claims Entrant may have against, the Released Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (i) the Sweepstakes, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved individually and exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the National Arbitration Forum (the “Forum”) and conducted before a sole arbitrator pursuant to the Code of Procedure established by the Forum. The arbitration shall be held at a location determined by the Forum pursuant to the Code of Procedure, or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the Entrant and Sponsor. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable Entrant may have entered into in connection with the Sweepstakes. There shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only the Entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. The arbitrator shall not have the power to award special or punitive damages against the Entrant or Released Parties. For more information on the Forum and/or the Forum's Code of Procedure, please visit their website at www.arb-forum.com. If any part of this Arbitration Provision is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of this Arbitration Provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.