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COMMERCE BANK
SCHOLARSHIP OFFER SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES

April 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021


Entry: NO PURCHASE OR ACCOUNT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING. Enter by completing a register to win form at Commerce Bank (“Sponsor”), at commercebank.com/scholarshipfall2021. Complete your entry and register to win the Commerce Bank Scholarship Offer Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) between 12:00:01 AM Central Time, April 1, 2021 through 11:59:59 PM Central Time, July 31, 2021. All entries become the property of Commerce Bank and none will be acknowledged or returned. Illegible and/or incomplete entries are ineligible. Participants in the Sweepstakes must give enough information on their entry for proper identification which must include name, address, age, email and phone numbers. If a participant is a parent or guardian entering the Sweepstakes on behalf of their student, they must indicate they are the parent or legal guardian of an eligible student upon entry. Each eligible student will only be eligible for one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes.

Alternate Means of Entry:

By Mail: To enter the Sweepstakes, you may enter by mailing in an entry form or a postcard with your name, address, age, phone number, email and the name of their post-secondary educational institution to: Commerce Bank/Scholarships, 1045 Executive Parkway Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141. If a person is a parent or guardian entering the Sweepstakes on behalf of their student, they must indicate they are the parent or legal guardian of the eligible student on their entry. Entries must be received by July 31, 2021. Only one entry per envelope. Multiple entries by means of software generated or other automated or mechanical processes will be disregarded at the sole discretion of Sponsor. 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.

Online: To enter the Sweepstakes, a person must submit his/her name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and the name of their post-secondary educational institution at www.commercebank.com/scholarshipfall2021. If a person is a parent or guardian entering the Sweepstakes on behalf of their student, they must indicate they are the parent or legal guardian of the eligible student on their entry. Each potential internet entrant must provide all information requested. To be considered a qualifying entry for this Sweepstakes, a potential internet entrant’s information must be submitted between 12:00:01 AM Central Time, April 1, 2021 and 11:59:59 PM Central Time, July 31, 2021. Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for this Sweepstakes.

Entries will be void if electronically or mechanically reproduced, forged, defective, altered or obtained through unauthorized channels or if they contain production, typographical, electronic, mechanical or other errors. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which, in Sponsor’s opinion, is offensive, contains unsuitable material, endangers the safety or well being of any person, or if it is determined the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules.

Drawing: Random drawing for prizes will be held on or about the 15th of each month for a four-month period beginning on May 15, 2021. Two prize winners will be selected from the Sweepstakes entries received by the close of business on the day prior to the monthly drawing date. If a winner cannot be contacted by telephone after three (3) attempts, another winner will be drawn for that specific prize. Awarded prizes will be delivered to the post-secondary education institution via a check payable to the institution where the winner is currently in attendance on behalf of the winner. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Prizes: Eight (8) $1,000 prizes will be awarded. Value of each Prize per winner is $1,000.00; total Sweepstakes prize value is $8,000. Two Prize winners will be selected each month. Each Prize will be awarded directly to the winner’s post-secondary education institution on behalf of the winner. 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.

Eligibility: Entrants must be 18 years of age at the time of entry and enrolled as a full-time or part-time (at least 6 hours) student, or a parent or legal guardian of a student at least 18 years of age who is enrolled as a full-time or part-time (at least 6 hours) student, at a post-secondary education institution, which may include, but is not limited to, junior colleges and vocational schools, for the semester following the Sweepstakes end date. Each eligible student will only be eligible for one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Except as provided below, lawful residents of the United States are eligible to enter and win. Employees of Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Commerce Bank, and their 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 NY, RI and FL, and where prohibited by law. The Sweepstakes are 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 Sweepstakes or interpretation of the Official Rules as final. Where permitted by law, entrants agree to allow Sponsor the right to use their names, photos or recorded voices in any publicity related to the Sweepstakes without additional compensation.

To Claim Prize: All winners will be notified at the phone number provided on the entry form. Prizes will be delivered to the post-secondary educational institution, as identified on the entry form, 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. 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.

Names of Winners: List of winner names for the Sweepstakes, will be available once officially announced, but no later than August 30, 2021, through Commerce Bank at this phone number: 800-666-3910.

Limitations of Liability/Release: Prize winners release Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Commerce Bank, 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 Sweepstakes or resulting from this Sweepstakes. Prize winners 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. Any additional costs or taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

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. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if fraud, misconduct or technical failures would destroy the integrity of the Sweepstakes. 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 through Commerce Bank at commercebank.com/scholarshipfall2021 or at Commerce Bank/Scholarship, 1045 Executive Parkway Drive, WOOP-SL, St. Louis, MO 63141. Commerce Bank reserves the right to change or modify these rules while the Sweepstakes is in progress. Any changes or modifications will be posted online at commercebank.com/scholarships.

Sweepstakes Sponsor: Commerce Bank