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Contest Rules

Official Contest & Giveaway Rules for the Achieve Montana 529 Giveaway

No purchase necessary. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited by law.
Contest period begins on April 22, 2021 and ends on May 31, 2021. All entries must be submitted online by 11:59 P.M. ET on May 31, 2021.

1. Eligibility. Participation is open only to individual legal residents of Montana who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, have a Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number, and an address that is not a P.O. Box. Void outside of Montana and where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Representatives and employees of the Montana University System who work directly with Achieve Montana are not eligible to enter the Achieve Montana 529 Giveaway (the Giveaway”). Employees, officers and directors and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, and spouses) and members of their household (whether or not related) of the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education (the “Sponsor”), and of any FINRA member are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. The Giveaway may only be entered from Montana. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for the Giveaway.

2. How to Enter. Eligible individuals who complete an entry online and submit it by 11:59 P.M. ET on May 31, 2021 will be automatically entered in the Giveaway.

3. Prizes. Up to ten (10) winners selected by the Sponsor will each receive $100 paid directly to the winner’s Achieve Montana 529 college savings plan account (each a “Prize”). All potential winners are subject to eligibility verification by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. An entrant is not a winner of any Prize unless and until the entrant’s eligibility has been verified and the entrant has been notified that verification is complete. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of Prizes as set forth in these rules to be available and/or claimed, the Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes by a random selection among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible entrants. The Prizes are non-transferable. The Sponsor is responsible only for delivery of the Prize; not responsible for Prize utility or otherwise.

4. Conditions of Entering. By participating in this Giveaway, each entrant agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the judges, and warrants that he or she is eligible to participate in this Giveaway.  An Account is required to be opened in order to deposit the Prize, but the selected winner is not required to contribute any additional monies into the Account in order to receive the Prize.  In the event the winner does not have an existing Achieve Montana Account, the winner will be required to complete documentation necessary to open an Account, including an enrollment form with investment instructions. The Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner (selected randomly from among all remaining eligible entrants if (i) the Achieve Montana required documentation is not returned in good order within fourteen (14) days after mailing or delivering to winner; (ii) the winner is not eligible to open an Achieve Montana Account; (iii) the winner does not provide investment instructions; or (iv) the Prize is otherwise forfeited. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Giveaway rules are not followed, and to change, alter, or amend these Giveaway rules or to alter, modify, suspend, or terminate the Giveaway, as necessary, in its sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Giveaway or to comply with applicable law.

5. Notification. Winners will be notified by email and must accept the Prize in order for it to be deposited directly into each winner’s Account. Allow 8-12 weeks following the date of the actual Giveaway for confirmation of a Prize. If a potential winner does not respond to the award message within seven (7) days, Achieve Montana will attempt to send a second message for the potential winner to contact Achieve Montana to either accept or decline the Prize. If Achieve Montana does not receive a return call/message within ten (10) days from the time the second message is delivered to the potential winner, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Achieve Montana’s discretion, awarded to an alternate potential winner drawn from the existing pool of applicants.

1. Eligibility. Participation is open only to individual legal residents of Montana who are at least eighteen (18) years of age, have a Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number, and an address that is not a P.O. Box. Void outside of Montana and where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Representatives and employees of the Montana University System who work directly with Achieve Montana are not eligible to enter the Achieve Montana 529 Giveaway (the Giveaway”). Employees, officers and directors and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, and spouses) and members of their household (whether or not related) of the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education (the “Sponsor”), and of any FINRA member are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. The Giveaway may only be entered from Montana. Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for the Giveaway.

2. How to Enter. Eligible individuals who complete an entry online and submit it by 11:59 P.M. ET on May 31, 2021 will be automatically entered in the Giveaway.

3. Prizes. Up to ten (10) winners selected by the Sponsor will each receive $100 paid directly to the winner’s Achieve Montana 529 college savings plan account (each a “Prize”). All potential winners are subject to eligibility verification by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. An entrant is not a winner of any Prize unless and until the entrant’s eligibility has been verified and the entrant has been notified that verification is complete. No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of Prizes as set forth in these rules to be available and/or claimed, the Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of Prizes by a random selection among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible entrants. The Prizes are non-transferable. The Sponsor is responsible only for delivery of the Prize; not responsible for Prize utility or otherwise.

4. Conditions of Entering. By participating in this Giveaway, each entrant agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the judges, and warrants that he or she is eligible to participate in this Giveaway.  An Account is required to be opened in order to deposit the Prize, but the selected winner is not required to contribute any additional monies into the Account in order to receive the Prize.  In the event the winner does not have an existing Achieve Montana Account, the winner will be required to complete documentation necessary to open an Account, including an enrollment form with investment instructions. The Prize may be awarded to an alternate winner (selected randomly from among all remaining eligible entrants if (i) the Achieve Montana required documentation is not returned in good order within fourteen (14) days after mailing or delivering to winner; (ii) the winner is not eligible to open an Achieve Montana Account; (iii) the winner does not provide investment instructions; or (iv) the Prize is otherwise forfeited. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if these Giveaway rules are not followed, and to change, alter, or amend these Giveaway rules or to alter, modify, suspend, or terminate the Giveaway, as necessary, in its sole discretion, to ensure the fair administration of the Giveaway or to comply with applicable law.

5. Notification. Winners will be notified by email and must accept the Prize in order for it to be deposited directly into each winner’s Account. Allow 8-12 weeks following the date of the actual Giveaway for confirmation of a Prize. If a potential winner does not respond to the award message within seven (7) days, Achieve Montana will attempt to send a second message for the potential winner to contact Achieve Montana to either accept or decline the Prize. If Achieve Montana does not receive a return call/message within ten (10) days from the time the second message is delivered to the potential winner, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Achieve Montana’s discretion, awarded to an alternate potential winner drawn from the existing pool of applicants.

6. Release. Each entrant agrees, except where prohibited by law, to release and discharge, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor, its employees, agents and representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Giveaway, from any and all tax liability that may be imposed or associated with receipt or use of the Prize, and from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, and liability for any damages, expenses, fees, injury or losses sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of the Prize or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any Giveaway-related activity.

7 .Publicity. Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Giveaway or by winning, entrants grant to the Sponsor the right to publicize the entrant’s name (first name and last initial), photograph, image, likeness, voice, statements, and biographical information in all manner and media, worldwide, in perpetuity, for advertising, trade, and promotion purposes without compensation and without opportunity for review.

8. Limitations of Liability. The Sponsor, its employees, agents and representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Giveaway shall have no responsibility or liability for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in telephone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway; or (v) failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled, corrupted or delayed computer, tablet or telephone transmissions which may limit an individual’s ability to enter the Giveaway, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer, tablet or telephone relating to or resulting from entering the Giveaway or downloading any materials related to the Giveaway.

9. Random Giveaway/Odds. The Prizes will be awarded in a random selection from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

10. Entrant’s Personal Information. Information collected from entrants will be maintained by the Sponsor and its representatives in accordance with applicable federal and state consumer privacy laws, rules and regulations.

11. Copy of Rules/List of Winners. For a copy of these rules and/or a list of winners’ names, send your request and a self-addressed envelope to the sponsor address listed below.

12 .Sponsor. Achieve Montana, 2500 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620. The Sponsor is not affiliated or associated with Facebook, its employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns or any of its affiliates.

13. Investment and Tax Information. The Giveaway does not take into account a winner’s personal circumstances or other factors that may be important in making investment decisions. Investment returns are not guaranteed and the winner could lose money by investing in Achieve Montana. The Giveaway is not a recommendation to invest in Achieve Montana.

6. Release. Each entrant agrees, except where prohibited by law, to release and discharge, hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor, its employees, agents and representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Giveaway, from any and all tax liability that may be imposed or associated with receipt or use of the Prize, and from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, and liability for any damages, expenses, fees, injury or losses sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of the Prize or while traveling to, preparing for, or participating in any Giveaway-related activity.

7 .Publicity. Except where prohibited by law, by entering the Giveaway or by winning, entrants grant to the Sponsor the right to publicize the entrant’s name (first name and last initial), photograph, image, likeness, voice, statements, and biographical information in all manner and media, worldwide, in perpetuity, for advertising, trade, and promotion purposes without compensation and without opportunity for review.

8. Limitations of Liability. The Sponsor, its employees, agents and representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns, and all others associated with the development and execution of this Giveaway shall have no responsibility or liability for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions or disconnections in telephone lines or network hardware or software; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (iv) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway; or (v) failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled, corrupted or delayed computer, tablet or telephone transmissions which may limit an individual’s ability to enter the Giveaway, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer, tablet or telephone relating to or resulting from entering the Giveaway or downloading any materials related to the Giveaway.

9. Random Giveaway/Odds. The Prizes will be awarded in a random selection from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

10. Entrant’s Personal Information. Information collected from entrants will be maintained by the Sponsor and its representatives in accordance with applicable federal and state consumer privacy laws, rules and regulations.

11. Copy of Rules/List of Winners. For a copy of these rules and/or a list of winners’ names, send your request and a self-addressed envelope to the sponsor address listed below.

12 .Sponsor. Achieve Montana, 2500 Broadway, Helena, MT 59620. The Sponsor is not affiliated or associated with Facebook, its employees, agents, representatives, officers and directors and their immediate families, successors and assigns or any of its affiliates.

13. Investment and Tax Information. The Giveaway does not take into account a winner’s personal circumstances or other factors that may be important in making investment decisions. Investment returns are not guaranteed and the winner could lose money by investing in Achieve Montana. The Giveaway is not a recommendation to invest in Achieve Montana.

The winner should consult his or her own tax advisor about the tax implications, if any, associated with contributions and/or withdrawals from his or her Account. The Prize may be considered income, and any and all taxes and fees associated with a Prize and establishment of, and distributions from, the Account are the sole responsibility of the winning entrant and/or the beneficiary of the Account, as applicable.