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Commerce Bank Scholarship Offer Sweepstakes
Official Rules
October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Entry: NO PURCHASE OR ACCOUNT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING. Enter by registering at www.commercebank.com/scholarshipfall2019. Complete your entry and register to win between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. All entries become the property of Commerce Bank (“Sponsor”) and none will be acknowledged or returned. Illegible and/or incomplete entries are ineligible. Participants in the Commerce Bank Scholarship Offer Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) must give enough information on their entry for proper identification which must include name, address, age, and home or mobile phone number. All forms of entries are limited to one per person.

Alternate Means of Entry:

Online: To enter the Promotion, a person must submit his/her name, mailing address, email address, age, phone number and the name of their post-secondary educational institution at www.commercebank.com/scholarshipfall2019. Each potential internet entrant must provide all information requested. To be considered a qualifying entry for this Promotion, a potential internet entrant’s information must be submitted between 12:00:01 AM Central Time, October 1, 2019 and 11:59:59 PM Central Time, December 31, 2019. Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for this Promotion.

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.

By Mail: You may also enter by mailing in an entry form or a postcard with your name, mailing address, email address, age, phone number and the name of the registrant’s post-secondary educational institution to: Commerce Bank/Scholarships, 1045 Executive Parkway Dr., St. Louis, MO 63141. Entries must be received by December 31, 2019. No post office boxes or APO addresses. 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.

Drawing: Random drawing for prizes will be held the week of January 12, 2020. The winners will be notified by telephone the week of January 19, 2020. If a winner cannot be contacted by telephone after three (3) attempts, another winner will be drawn for that specific prize. Awarded prizes must be delivered via check made out to the post-secondary education 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: Three (3) $1,000.00 prizes will be awarded. Value of each prize per winner is $1,000.00; total sweepstakes prize value is $3,000. 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: You 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 at a post-secondary education institution, including, but not limited to, junior colleges and vocational schools, for the semester following the Promotion end date. Only 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 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 without additional compensation.

To Claim Prize: All winners will be notified at the phone number provided on the entry form. Prizes will be awarded 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 Promotion will be available once officially announced, but no later than February 17, 2020, through Commerce Bank at this phone number: 800-666-3910.

Taxes: Prize winners will be issued an Internal Revenue Form 1099 to report the value of any such prize as earned income. In the case a prize winner moves, it will be the responsibility of the prize winner to notify Sponsor so Sponsor can mail the required Form 1099.

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 promotion or resulting from this promotion. 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 Sponsor. 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 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 misconduct.

Rules: Copies of these rules are available on-line through Sponsor at commercebank.com/scholarships or at Commerce Bank, 1045 Executive Parkway Drive, WOOP-SL, St. Louis, MO 63141. Sponsor reserves the right to change or modify these rules while the Promotion is in progress. Any changes or modifications will be posted on-line at commercebank.com/scholarships or at Commerce Bank, 1045 Executive Parkway Drive, WOOP-SL, St. Louis, MO 63141.

Promotion Sponsor: Commerce Bank