NEA Member Benefits
May 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
Sallie Mae® Scholarship Giveaway
Prize: $5,000.00 Cash
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
1. TO ENTER. . Between 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on May 1, 2019 and 11:59:59 p.m. ET on August 31, 2019 (the “Entry Period”), enter one of two ways: (1) by registering at www.neamb.com (the “Website”), or (2) by calling the NEA Member Benefits Center at 1-800-637-4636 and completing your entry as directed. Entries must include complete name, mailing address and email address in order to be valid. No post office boxes or APO addresses. Limit (1) entry per eligible NEA member per day, regardless of method of entry. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means are void. All entries become the exclusive property of NEA’s Member Benefits Corporation (“NEA Member Benefits”) and will not be returned. For a copy of these Official Rules, access and print them from the Website.
2. ELIGIBILITY. Open only to NEA members who are legal residents of the U.S. and the District of Columbia, and who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of NEA Member Benefits or the National Education Association, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, agents, officers, consultants, directors, and the immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling), or persons residing in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of NEA Member Benefits, which are binding and final on all matters relating to this sweepstakes (this “Giveaway”). Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
3. PRIZE. NEA Member Benefits will award one (1) prize. The prize is a check in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00). (Approximate retail value: $5,000.00.) Prize winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses and costs in connection with accepting or using his or her prize to the extent such expenses and costs are not expressly described herein as being awarded. Such expenses and costs include, without limitation, all federal, state and local income and other taxes, luxury taxes, insurance, and any additional expenses associated with prize acceptance and use. No transfer, cash redemption or prize substitution is permitted, except at NEA Member Benefits’ discretion and then only for a prize of equal or greater value.
4. DRAWING. One (1) potential prize winner will be selected by NEA Member Benefits in a random drawing held in Gaithersburg, Maryland on or about September 10, 2019, from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential winner will be notified by overnight delivery service. By entering, entrants give their express permission to be contacted by NEA Member Benefits by email. If applicable, the potential winner must respond to notification within 10 days of the date of such notification or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. If prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. If the potential winner is an eligible winner in accordance with the criteria set forth above, but is a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize may be awarded to his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements of winner as set forth herein.
5. GENERAL. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an online entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address in the subject entry. The Authorized Account Holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses to the domain associated with the submitted email address. By acceptance of prize, the winner grants permission for NEA Member Benefits, Sallie Mae, and their respective designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness, survey statements, and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. (Tennessee residents need not consent to, or sign, any publicity release). The winner’s name will be posted on the Website on or after September 15, 2019. Entrants need not be present to win. Should any portion of the Giveaway be, in NEA Member Benefits’ sole opinion, compromised by any virus, bugs, worms, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of NEA Member Benefits, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, NEA Member Benefits reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Giveaway and, in such event, NEA Member Benefits may select the potential winner from all eligible entries received up to the time of such termination or suspension.
6. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. By entering this Giveaway, entrant releases Sallie Mae Bank, NEA Member Benefits, its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, retail locations, prize supplier, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, dealerships, partners and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) for any and all injuries, claims, losses liabilities or damages of any kind (each, a “Loss”) arising in connection with entrant’s participation in this Giveaway, or resulting from the receipt, possession, ownership, use or misuse of the prize, including any resulting tax liability. By entering this Giveaway, entrants also release the Released Parties from any Loss arising from injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person's computer related to, or resulting from, participating in this Giveaway or downloading materials from the Website. Released Parties are not responsible for: (a) lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, illegible, damaged, or garbled, entries, tickets, number codes, or for postage-due entries or mail; (b) interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections; (c) availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, (d) computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Giveaway, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, the printing or processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Giveaway-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway.
7. DISPUTES. Except where prohibited, by entering entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising from this Giveaway or any prize awarded in connection with this Giveaway will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively in state courts located in Montgomery County, Maryland or the federal court located in Greenbelt, Maryland, and entrant waives any claim to indirect, punitive, consequential or special damages. All issues concerning the construction, validity, enforceability and interpretation of these Official Rules will be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Maryland, without application of any conflicts or choice of law rules.
8. CAUTION. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Giveaway or the Website or who violate these Official Rules, as solely determined by NEA Member Benefits, will be disqualified from this Giveaway. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS; AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, NEA MEMBER BENEFITS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ AND EXPERTS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT OR OTHER PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING SEEKING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
10. WINNER(S) LIST. The winner’s name will be posted on the Website on or after September 15, 2019. In the alternative, for the name of the winner(s), send a self-addressed, stamped (State of Vermont residents need not affix return postage) envelope to: NEA Member Benefits, ATTN: Winner(s) List, May 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019 NEA Member Benefits Sallie Mae Scholarship Giveaway, Marketing & Sales Support Services, 900 Clopper Road, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878-1356, for receipt no later than November 30, 2019.
11. SPONSOR AND OPERATOR. NEA’s Member Benefits Corporation, 900 Clopper Road, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.