Membership Mania Sweepstakes Official Rules

Membership Mania Sweepstakes
Entry Period:
The Membership Mania Sweepstakes Prize Drawing (the “Drawing”) begins on November 1, 2016, at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) and ends on December 30, 2016, at 11:59:59 p.m. CT (the “Entry Period”), during which time all entries must be received in order to be eligible. In addition, Presidents Club members having made a gift to the KU Alumni Association between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016, will be automatically entered.

Drawing participants must be at least 18 years old and living in the United States. KU Alumni Association employees and members of its National Board of Directors and their immediate families are not eligible to win. Immediate family includes parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents and each of their respective spouses or households (whether related or not) of any of the preceding. By participating in the Drawing, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the KU Alumni Association, which are final.

How to Enter:
There are two ways to enter:
(1) You will be automatically entered into the Drawing if you join the KU Alumni Association by purchasing any new memberships during the above stated timeframe; upgrade from your current membership level; renew at your current membership level; purchase a gift of any type of membership, including the purchaser for Future Jayhawks memberships; or make a donation of any amount to the KU Alumni Association online, over the phone, or through the mail. Presidents Club members who made a gift to the KU Alumni Association between November 1, 2015, and October 31, 2016, will be automatically entered. All joint memberships and joint gifts will receive two (2) entries.

(2) You may also be entered in the Drawing by legibly printing your first and last name, complete mailing address, phone number, email address, and the words “Prize Drawing” on a 3”x5” or 4”x 6” card and mailing it to: KU Alumni Association, ATTN: Prize Drawing, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045. No facsimile, email or copied entries will be accepted.

All entries become the property of KU Alumni Association and will not be acknowledged or returned. No facsimile or copied entries will be accepted. Enter as often as you like. Each entry request must be separately mailed. KU Alumni Association is not responsible for lost or misdirected mail entries. Entries received after expiration of the Entry Period will be deemed invalid.

No purchase or payment is required to enter the Drawing, nor does a purchase or payment increase your chance of winning a prize.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:
Each entry is a chance to win a Grand Prize or one of four (4) consolation prizes as follows:

Grand Prize: $1,000 Visa® gift card, 2016-2017 KU men’s team autographed basketball, and four (4) tickets (half-court chair-back seats) to the February 13, 2017, KU men’s home basketball game versus West Virginia ($1,500 estimated retail value)

Second Prize: 60-inch Samsung® flat screen television ($1,100 estimated retail value)

Third Prize: Yeti® Jayhawk® cooler and two tumblers ($600 estimated retail value)

Fourth Prize: Bose® Bluetooth speaker ($300 estimated retail value)

Fifth Prize: $100 Visa® gift card ($100 estimated retail value)

KU Alumni Association reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event an offered prize is unavailable. No substitution or transfer of prize is permitted except as provided herein. KU Alumni Association is not liable for any damage to any prize occurring during delivery to the winner’s address. There will be no cash alternatives.

Selection of Winners:
You have not yet won. One Grand Prize winner will be determined by a random selection from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. Four consolation prize winners will also be selected at random. Selection will take place on January 6, 2017, at KU Alumni Association’s offices, 1266 Oread Ave., Lawrence, KS 66045. Winner selection will be conducted by the KU Alumni Association. By participating, you agree to be bound by the selection of the winner by the KU Alumni Association, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Winners need not be present to win. After the drawing, winners will be notified based on the name and information on the entry. Winner notification will be made by telephone, email, U.S. Mail, overnight courier, and/or in person at KU Alumni Association’s discretion.

To redeem the prize, winners must be located and claim their prizes within seven (7) days of notification or all claims to prizes are forfeited and alternate winners will be selected. When claiming a prize, a photo ID and signed Affidavit of Eligibility may be required at the discretion of the KU Alumni Association. Each entrant is only eligible to win one prize. Backup winners will be drawn, but not announced, in case the first winners do not claim the prize within 7 days, decline the prize, or are otherwise ineligible.

Each winner of the Drawing is responsible for the reporting, filing and payment of all applicable federal, state, and local taxes on receipt of the prize. The costs for goods or services not specified in these official rules are each winner’s responsibility.

In the event the winner is unable to use the prize, the KU Alumni Association is not obligated to provide an alternative prize.

The winner agrees that the KU Alumni Association may use his/her name address, photograph or videotape likeness and statements for publicity purposes and agrees to sign a publicity release without any further compensation as a condition of entering the contest.

KU Alumni Association’s decisions are final:
The KU Alumni Association reserves the right to disqualify illegible, incomplete, misdirected, late, or falsified entries and is not responsible for such entries, whether or not such circumstances were caused in any way by KU Alumni Association. KU Alumni Association is not responsible for the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, mail, or Internet service, or unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Drawing.

By entering this Drawing, you acknowledge that the KU Alumni Association and its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for, any warranty or representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness, or merchantability of any aspect of any prize.

The KU Alumni Association reserves the right to disqualify any entry determined to be in violation of the letter and spirit of the official rules. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, and is void where prohibited, taxed to the KU Alumni Association, or otherwise restricted.

Winners List:
The winners’ names will be available following the verification of the winners and the awarding of the prizes. You may also request a copy of the Official Rules or list of the winners’ names by sending a self-addressed, stamped, #10 business-size envelope to: KU Alumni Association, ATTN: Prize Drawing, 1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045. Indicate “Rules” and/or “Winners’ List,” as appropriate, on the front of your outer mailing envelope, in the lower left-hand corner. All other Drawing inquiries may also be directed to this address.

Use of data:
KU Alumni Association will collect personal data about you in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review KU Alumni Association’s privacy policy at  By participating in the Drawing you hereby agree to KU Alumni Association’s collection and usage and release of your personal information as described in its privacy policy and as authorized in these rules.

The KU Alumni Association is the official sponsor of this contest. Neither Visa® nor any of the prize suppliers are participants in the Drawing or otherwise endorse, support, or sponsor the Drawing.

All proceeds benefit the KU Alumni Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

These official contest rules may not be waived, modified, or supplemented except by the KU Alumni Association. No modifications on these official contest rules shall be enforceable unless made by the KU Alumni Association in writing.

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