COMMERCE BANK "SCHOLARSHIP GIVEAWAY" SWEEPSTAKES
March 9 – August 31, 2015
Entry: NO PURCHASE OR ACCOUNT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING. An Eligible STUDENT (defined below) may only enter the sweepstakes one time. Between 12:00:001 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on March 9, 2015 and 11:59:59 p.m. CT on August 31, 2015 enter by registering at www.commercebank.com/scholarship. Entries must include complete name, age, mailing address, email address, phone number and entrant's post-secondary educational institution in order to be valid. Multiple entries generated by means of software or other automated or mechanical processes will be disregarded at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Limit one (1) entry per Eligible Student, regardless of method of entry. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means are void.
Alternate Means of Entry: To enter without obligation, hand print your name, age, address, city, state, zip code, day and evening telephone number and name of the post-secondary educational institution to which you are currently enrolled along with the “Scholarship Giveaway” Sweepstakes on a 4” x 6” postcard and mail it to Commerce Bank, 1045 Executive Parkway Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141. Entries must be received by August 31, 2015 to be included in the drawings. No post office boxes or APO addresses. Mail-in entries are limited to one per person. All entries become the exclusive property of Commerce Bank and will not be returned. Sponsor cannot be held responsible for any entrant’s inability to successfully complete entry whether due to inadequate postage, failure by the Postal Service, missing information or otherwise.
Drawing: Random drawing for prizes will be held monthly on or around the following dates: March winners drawn April 15, 2015, April winners drawn May 15, 2015, May winners drawn June 15, 2015, June winners drawn July 15, 2015, July winners drawn August 15, 2015 and August winners drawn September 15, 2015. Winners will be notified by telephone on or around those dates. If a winner cannot be contacted by telephone after three (3) attempts within five (5) business days, another winner will be drawn for that specific prize. Awarded prizes will be delivered via check made out to the post-secondary education institution, on behalf of the winner, to which the winner is in current attendance. If the student is no longer enrolled at the stated post-secondary education institution at the time of sweepstakes enrollment, another winner will be drawn for that specific prize. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
Prizes: There will be six (6) monthly drawings, with two (2) winners randomly selected per month. The winners for March, April, May, June and July will each receive $1,000, and the two winners for August will each receive $2,500 to be awarded directly to their post- secondary education institution, as detailed below. If a prize or any portion thereof cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. The potential winner will be required to complete, sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within 14 days of receipt of such documents from Sponsor. If such documents are not returned to Sponsor prior to such deadline, any Prize won may be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion, such potential winner shall be disqualified, and an alternate winner selected by Sponsor from the remaining eligible entries. The winner also grants Sponsor the right to use the winner’s submission, full name, hometown, images and likenesses for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes, including print, broadcast and on-line announcements, without further compensation than the said prize and at no expense to the winner.
Eligibility: To be eligible, you must be a legal resident of the US, 18 years of age at the time of entry and student enrolled, full time or part time (at least 6 hours), in a post-secondary educational institution, including junior colleges and vocational schools, at the time of entry (an “Eligible Student”). Employees of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Commerce Bank retail locations, Sallie Mae Bank. (the “Prize Provider”), and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates or agents and their immediate family (parents, spouse, brother, sister or children) and individuals living in the same household of each of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win. Void in New York, Rhode Island and Florida. Void where prohibited by law. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and agree to accept all decisions of the Sponsor with regard to any element of the Promotion or interpretation of the Official Rules as final. Where permitted by law, entrants agree to allow all Promotion sponsors the right to use their names, photos or recorded voices in any publicity related to the Promotion/promotion without additional compensation. Any questions or disputes will be judged by Scott Berberich, Student Loan Manager, Commerce Bank. Decision of the judge is final.
To Claim Prize: All winners will be notified by phone. Prizes to be awarded to the post-secondary educational institution on behalf of the winner. If by reason of a printing or any other error, more prizes are claimed than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons making purportedly valid claims will be included in a computerized random selection to award the advertised number of prizes available. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded.
Names of Winners: List of winner names for the prize drawings will be available once officially announced, but no later than September 30, 2015 through Commerce Bank at this phone number: 800-666-3910 or on commercebank.com.
Limitations of Liability/Release: Prize winners release Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Commerce Bank, Prize Provider, and any of their subsidiaries, affiliates, agents or advertisers, and their directors, stockholders, and employees from any and all claims, liabilities, and damage arising directly or indirectly from participating in this promotion or resulting from this promotion. Prizewinners waive the right to assert as a cost of winning any prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to redeem or claim the prize, and any liability that might arise from redeeming or seeking the redeem said prize. Winners will be issued an Internal Revenue Form 1099 to report the value of any such prize as earned income. In the case the winner moves, it will be his/her responsibility to notify Commerce Bank so we can mail the 1099 form. Any additional costs or taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS NOT ENDORSED BY OR OTHERWISE AFFILIATED WITH SALLIE MAE, OTHER THAN SALLIE MAE IS PROVIDING A PORTION OF THE PRIZES. For purposes of clarification, Sallie Mae Bank. shall in no way be responsible for sponsoring, administering or fulfilling or for anything related to the other than providing the prizes to Commerce Bank for prize fulfillment.
Prize Limitations: The prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and not redeemable for cash. No prize supplement or substitute will be allowed unless otherwise offered by Commerce Bank. Commerce Bancshares, Inc. and Commerce Bank have not made any warranties whether written, verbal or implied, with respect to the prizes or services. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received in compliance with these Official Rules. Winner is subject to qualification with Official Rules. Promotion Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion if fraud, misconduct or technical failures would destroy the integrity of the Promotion. Sponsor may disqualify any person or entry based upon fraud, dishonesty, and violation of rules or to the misconduct.
Rules: Copies of these rules are available online at commercebank.com/scholarshipgiveaway and through Commerce Bank at 1-314-514-6215 or at Commerce Bank, 1045 Executive Parkway Dr., WOOP-SL, St. Louis, MO 63141. Commerce Bank reserves the right to change or modify these rules while the Promotion is in progress.
Value of Prizes: Total of $15,000: Ten (10) $1,000 prizes and Two (2) $2,500 prizes
Promotion Sponsor: Commerce Bank 1045 Executive Parkway Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141
Prize Provider: Commerce Bank and Salle Mae Inc, 300 Continental Drive, Newark, DE 19713