Study Buddy Giveaway Official Rules


By Staff Writer Published on August 10, 2017

CollegeAmerica is giving away $25 Starbucks gift cards to three pairs of study buddies on Instagram. The contest will open August 16, 2017 (12:01 a.m. MST) and end August 23, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MST). For the chance to win, entrants must:

1- Follow @CollegeAmerica on Instagram

2- Like the specified Instagram post

3- Tag one study buddy

Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries/comments. The winner and the tagged study buddy will each win a $25 Starbucks gift card.

Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS PROMOTION.
By entering this promotion, entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at CollegeAmerica’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of CollegeAmerica regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY. This contest is open to residents of the United States except where invalid or prohibited by state law. This contest is not open to residents of Florida, New York, Rhode Island or other states or territories in which registration, bonding or other regulatory activities, if any, are required. Employees of CollegeAmerica or its affiliates and independent contractors and their households are not eligible.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION. There will be three (3) winners and six (6) prizes awarded (one to the entrant and one to his/her tagged study buddy). No more than six (6) prizes will be awarded. The prize to be awarded is a $25 Starbucks gift card. Prize must be accepted as awarded. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash.

HOW TO ENTER. To qualify to win you must: follow @CollegeAmerica on Instagram, like the specified contest photo, and tag a study buddy. Multiple entries per person are allowed; however, entrants may only tag one (1) study buddy per entry. Comments with more than one (1) Instagram user tagged will be disqualified.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Winner selection will be conducted by random drawing from all eligible and qualified entries on or before August 25, 2017. Any potential winner will be notified via Instagram within 10 days of selection. If a potential winner: (a) cannot be contacted; (b) does not respond within one (1) day from the date CollegeAmerica first tries to notify him/her; (c) refuses the prize; and/or (d) the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the Promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Promotion.

ODDS OF WINNING. Chances of winning the prize are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.

TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges CollegeAmerica and its affliates from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (a) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further notice or compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by CollegeAmerica; (b) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of CollegeAmerica of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; and (c) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release. Affidavits and releases must be returned within seven (7) days from the date that CollegeAmerica first tries to notify the potential winner. If a winner is deemed to be a minor under the jurisdiction of his/her residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the necessary affidavit and release.

DISCLAIMERS. (a) CollegeAmerica reserves the right in its absolute discretion, without any liability to any contest entrant, to withdraw or modify the contest should Instagram or any systems or network of CollegeAmerica or its affiliates be adversely affected by any virus or other similar destructive agent during the term of the contest;

(b) CollegeAmerica and its affiliates disclaim all responsibility or liability for any loss or damage to an entrant’s computer system resulting from any information that may be downloaded by an entrant or otherwise acquired from Instagram;

(c) CollegeAmerica accepts no responsibility and will not be liable for entry forms that are not received, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible for whatever reason, including without limitation, due to computer or other system interruption, malfunction or breakdown of any kind or duration;

(d) CollegeAmerica, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of CollegeAmerica’s Instagram site or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion. Use of bots, other automated processes, or more than one Instagram profile to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of CollegeAmerica;

(e) CollegeAmerica further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort;

(f) CollegeAmerica and its affiliates are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, and may cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion based upon such error at their sole discretion without liability. In no event will CollegeAmerica be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules;

(g) In the event this Promotion is canceled or terminated, CollegeAmerica, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Utah, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. By entering the contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, controversies and/or causes of action arising out of or related to this contest, the official rules, and/or the prize awarded shall be resolved by binding arbitration, to be administered in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules followed by the American Arbitration Association. All determinations as to the scope, enforceability, and effect of this arbitration provision shall be submitted to the arbitrator. Any judgment or award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof; (b) any and all claims, judgment, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the contest; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. If any particular provision of these official rules shall be deemed unenforceable or invalid, it shall not affect the other provisions hereof and the official rules shall be construed in all respects as if such invalid or unenforceable provision(s) was omitted.