2023 SUPPLY MY CLASS – APS TEACHER AWARDS
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE A PERSON’S CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ARIZONA WHO ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AT TIME OF ENTRY AND WHO ARE EMPLOYED AS A TEACHER AT A K-12 PUBLIC OR CHARTER SCHOOL WITH A CURRENT TITLE 1 DESIGNATION WITHIN THE APS SERVICE TERRITORY (AS DEFINED BELOW).
AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the “Supply My Class – APS Teacher Awards” (“Sweepstakes”) constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Arizona Public Service Company (“APS” or “Sponsor”), 400 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004-3902. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open only to individual legal residents who are at least 18 years of age at entry and are employed as a full-time teacher at K-12 public or charter schools with a current Title 1 designation within the APS Service Territory (“Eligible Schools”); provided, however, that only eligible teachers with fewer than three years of teaching experience are eligible for the first random drawing (as detailed below). The “APS Service Territory” is defined as those non-shaded areas in the maps available at http://outagemap.aps.com/outageviewer/. Entrants may also view the APS Service Territory and input the address of a school using the interactive map available at http://outagemap.aps.com/outageviewer/ to confirm whether a school is within the APS Service Territory. All directors, officers, and employees of Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, “Ineligible Participants”), are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes; provided, however, that the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses), and those living in the same household as an Ineligible Participant are eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes, so long as they meet eligibility criteria.
HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Arizona Time (“AT”) on July 10, 2023, and ends at 11:59:59 PM AT on August 13, 2023 (the “Entry Period”). The Sponsor’s computer system shall be the official timekeeper. To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must, during the Entry Period, visit the APS Sweepstakes website (www.supplymyclass.com) and follow the instructions to complete and submit all required information on the Sweepstakes entry form, including, but not limited to: name, number of years teaching, employment status, Eligible School and district, grade taught, telephone number, work/school email address, and principal contact information. Incorrect and incomplete entries for required portions of the entry form are void. Limit of one (1) entry per entrant. If multiple entries are received for any entrant, only the first properly submitted entry will be accepted and additional entries will be disqualified. Any attempt by entrant to obtain more than one (1) entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, or any other methods may void such entries and entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Any personal email addresses not affiliated with an Eligible School domain will be disqualified.
RANDOM DRAWINGS: Sponsor will conduct two (2) random drawings on Monday, August 14, 2023, from among all eligible Sweepstakes entries received by Sponsor on or prior to 11:59 PM AT Sunday, August 13, 2023. The first random drawing will be among those entrants who have indicated on their entry they have been teaching for fewer than three (3) years. One hundred (100) potential winners will be randomly drawn from the first drawing. Those entrants who were not selected in the first random drawing will be rolled over and included in the second random drawing among all remaining eligible entrants. Four hundred (400) potential winners will be drawn at random in the second drawing. Supporting documentation in the form of an attestation by the entrant’s supervisor, or equivalent support deemed sufficient in Sponsor’s sole discretion, may be required to validate winner eligibility.
WINNER VERIFICATION: Each potential winner is deemed to be a potential winner pending verification of his/her eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules as determined by Sponsor, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All potential winners will be notified by email (as provided on the entrant’s entry form). Potential winners will also have the opportunity to answer optional questions provided in the notification. If entrant declines in writing to accept a prize, such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, or a potential winner is not otherwise in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, it may select an alternate winner from all remaining eligible entries. In the event of the need for an alternate drawing, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, there will be up to three (3) alternate drawings, after which, the prize will remain unawarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately seven (7) business days after the conclusion of the drawing.
PRIZES: Winners will receive one (1) $500 virtual gift card, which will be processed by Blackhawk Network® through their virtual gift card payment program. This prize shall be used solely for the purpose of purchasing appropriate school supplies for entrant’s classroom in the Eligible School and for no other purpose. Winners must claim their virtual gift card by accessing the Blackhawk Network secure portal, as provided to the winner via email. Funds will be available for one (1) year from the issued date of the virtual gift card and will expire thereafter. Sponsor will not be able to reinstate funds after virtual gift card expiration. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is $500. All ARV for all prizes is $250,000. General Terms. Limit of one (1) prize per person/household for the Sweepstakes. Prizes are subject to all terms and conditions of Blackhawk Marketplace’s terms and conditions. Prizes will be awarded “as is” with no warranty, guarantee or representations, either express or implied by Sponsor. All prize details are at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. The winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. If the winner does not have a SSN and therefore cannot provide one on the affidavit/release and submit a completed W-9, the Sponsor will have the right to withhold federal income tax according to the withholding requirements of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) and submit that withheld amount to the IRS on the winner’s behalf; the winner will receive an award that is net of the federal income tax withheld. All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the applicable winner. Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable and will be provided only to the winner(s) of record, with no substitutions except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. There will be no substitutions for any prize except by the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value at their sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.
PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting any prize, each entrant agrees to allow Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s designee the perpetual right to use his or her name, biographical information, photos and/or likeness, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, including live television, worldwide, including but not limited to on the Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless all directors, officers and employees of the Sponsor, and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, postage due, or undeliverable email notifications or postal mail; (b) any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections or availability; or garbled, corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/Website/UseNet accessibility, availability or traffic congestion; (c) any technical, mechanical, printing, or typographical or other error; (d) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (e) any award that has been lost or stolen after being received by the recipient; (f) inaccurate capture of registration information, or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information; (g) injury or damage to any person or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, including any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes; and (h) any claims based on publicity rights, copyright/trademark infringement, intellectual property rights, defamation or invasion of privacy and merchandise delivery.
If, for any reason, an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed, corrupted or for any other reason not accepted as an entry in the Sweepstakes, entrant’s sole remedy is to enter the Sweepstakes again and to receive another entry. If, for any reason, Sponsor believes the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and/or proceed with the Sweepstakes, including the selection of potential winners in a manner it deems fair and reasonable. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
DISPUTES: THE SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA. Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the District of Arizona or the appropriate Arizona State Court located in Maricopa County, Arizona; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; 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, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.
GENERAL: Any attempted form of participation in the Sweepstakes other than as described herein is void. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address account used to submit such entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual found, in its sole opinion, to be tampering with the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner or with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of a Sweepstakes. CAUTION AND WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR INTERFERE WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of any conflict with any Sweepstakes details contained in these Official Rules, and Sweepstakes details contained in any promotional materials (including, but not limited to, point of sale, television and print advertising, promotional packaging and other promotional media), the details of the Sweepstakes as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.
WINNERS LIST: To obtain a list of the names of the winners (first name, first initial of last name), interested individuals should mail a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope in an envelope to: Supply My Class Sweepstakes – Winners List Request, P.O. Box 53999, M.S. 8010, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Winners list requests must be received by February 28, 2024.
SPONSOR: Arizona Public Service Company, 400 North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004-3902.
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