OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

The following promotion is intended for participants in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States. Do not proceed in this promotion if you are not a legal resident of the United States. Further eligibility restrictions are contained in the official rules below. 

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 15 years of age, and either currently enrolled in an accredited college/university or will graduate from high school in Spring, 2011, 2012, or 2013. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Entries must be from individuals only; groups, organizations and multiple-party entries are not eligible. This promotion is governed by US law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Employees of First Choice College Placement, LLC and CollegeTreasure, (“Sponsors”), its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible. Immediate family members include parents, siblings or any person residing in the same household as employee. 

2. ONE WAY TO ENTER: Contest begins on August 16, 2010 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends on August 15, 2011 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST ("Promotion Period").

 

Prerequisite: Creation of an account on CollegeTreasure.com with valid contact information.

 

3. PRIZES/ODDS: One participant will win a $500 scholarship based on a random drawing. Odds of winning the sweepstakes prize depends on the number of eligible entries received. Odds of winning the scholarship prize depends on the number of eligible entries received and the number of votes received. Scholarship winner will be selected by Sponsor randomly.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. Prizes not transferable, except at discretion of Sponsor. Prizes awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, without limitation. Any prize won by an eligible minor will be awarded in the name of a parent or legal guardian. 

4. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential winners will be notified by e-mail, telephone, or regular mail within approximately three (3) days of identification. Return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable, if Sponsor is unable to contact the potential winner after reasonable effort, or failure of potential winner to respond within three days of first attempted notification, will result in forfeiture of prize and selection of an alternate winner. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any potential winner who fails to comply with these official rules and Sponsor's requests, and award the prize to an alternate winner. 

5. GENERAL: The potential winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where legal, a Publicity Release, within ten (10) days of first attempted notification. If winner is a minor, minor's parent or legal guardian must execute these documents. In the event of noncompliance, the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected, at Sponsor's sole discretion. By entering, participants (a) agree to be bound by the official rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final and binding in all respects; (b) agree to release Sponsor, and its employees and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage or injury resulting from participation in this Promotion or awarding, receipt, possession use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein and acknowledge that Sponsor and its employees and agents have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize including, but not limited to, its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose; and (c) consent to use of his/her name, photograph and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes in connection with this Promotion without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Sponsors’ Limitation of Liabilities and Reservation of Rights: Sponsors reserve the right to modify, alter, suspend the terms and conditions of the Promotion at any time and is not responsible for notifying Participants.  Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or terminate the Promotion should a virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Promotion. In such event, the prize will be awarded by Sponsor from among eligible entries received up to the date/time of corruption or modification, to the extent feasible. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, or misdirected entries; computer system, phone line, electronic equipment, computer hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors; failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections; problems downloading entries from the web site; or for any other technical problems related to web site entries. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute, entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. 

7. DISPUTES: This Promotion is governed by the laws of the United States and  the State of Connecticut, without respect to conflict of law doctrines.  

Binding arbitration clause 

As a condition of participating in this Promotion, participants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively 

<before a court located in Connecticut having jurisdiction.> Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participants be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. costs associated with entering), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. 

8. WINNER INFORMATION: For a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by August 31, 2011 to  

9. SPONSOR: The sponsor of this promotion is First Choice College Placement LLC