OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
STARS AND STRIPES "Best of Germany 2024 Promo" (the "Promotion") is open to current U.S. government ID cardholders or authorized dependents, age 18 or older at the time of entry, who are stationed in Germany at the time of entry. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Employees, to include news carriers and/or family members, of STARS AND STRIPES, or their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate.
The entry period for the Promotion starts June 9, 2023 and ends Oct. 1, 2023 at 2359. Central European Time.
Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win.
HOW TO ENTER:
1) To enter online, go to: https://bestofgermany.stripes.com/
2) All entries must be received by 2359, Central European Time, on Oct. 1, 2023.
3) Each participant may enter once during the promotion’s duration. Any participant who submits more than one entry may be disqualified. Participant must include name, email address and nominate a winner for at least five categories in order to be eligible for a prize.
4) Incomplete entries, or entries submitted by any means other than those described above, will be ineligible for participation in the Promotion and may be discarded.
SELECTION OF PRIZE RECIPIENTS:
Three (3) prize recipients will be selected on or around Oct. 20, 2023 by a random drawing from among eligible entries received by STARS AND STRIPES.
A total of three (3) prizes totaling $175 in AAFES gift cards will be awarded. One (1) $100 AAFES gift card, one (1) $50 AAFES gift card, and one (1) $25 AAFES gift card. STARS AND STRIPES will pay all costs related to shipping of the prize to the address furnished at the time of entry.
PRIZE RECIPIENT NOTIFICATION:
1. Participants whose entries are selected for a prize will be notified via e-mail on or about Oct. 20, 2023. In addition, STARS AND STRIPES will notify the installation/air base, which is selected for a prize via e-mail or phone call on or about Oct. 20, 2023.
2. The e-mail supplied with the Promotion entry will be used to notify the recipient selected to receive a prize. The commander/director of the installation/air base that is selected for a prize will be notified via e-mail or phone call.
3. The prize recipient will be required to respond to the e-mail notification and provide such additional information as may be requested by STARS AND STRIPES in order to receive the prize. If a recipient does not respond within five (5) business days from the time of notification, the prize shall be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.
4. The prize recipient may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility in order to claim the prize. Additional verification may be required and will be identified in writing at the time of prize recipient notification. Failure to provide STARS AND STRIPES with the required verification within 30 days of the date the request is made will cause the prize to be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.
5. Personal information collected during the entry process will remain the property of STARS AND STRIPES and will not be released to third parties. All participants agree that STARS AND STRIPES may use the information submitted for the Promotion in promotional activities.
6. STARS AND STRIPES assumes no liability for unclaimed prizes and/or prizes that are returned to sender.
STARS AND STRIPES may publish the name, rank, location and photo (U.S. military base/city/state) of the prize recipients, and any quotation that they are willing to provide for use by STARS AND STRIPES. Prize recipients may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement ("Required Agreements") at the time the recipient claims a prize. If a selected prize recipient cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to sign and return the Required Agreements, an alternate prize recipient will be selected at the sole discretion of STARS AND STRIPES.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of STARS AND STRIPES, which shall be final. STARS AND STRIPES, along with their agents and representatives, affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (2) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail; (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of STARS AND STRIPES that may cause Promotion entries to be disrupted or corrupted; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize or acceptance, possession or use of the prize, or from participation in the Promotion; or (6) any human error or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. The maximum liability for STARS AND STRIPES for any violation of its duties relating to this offer shall be the value of the prize the participant should have been awarded.
STARS AND STRIPES reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Promotion at any time.
At its sole discretion, STARS AND STRIPES may prohibit any person from participating in this Promotion or any future STARS AND STRIPES event or promotion if STARS AND STRIPES has reason to believe that person deliberately or repeatedly disregards the Promotion rules. In the event of any dispute regarding submission of an online entry, the entry will be deemed the property of the authorized account holder of the email address supplied at the time of entry.
By participating in the Promotion, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless STARS AND STRIPES employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of STARS AND STRIPES and their affiliates, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisers from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Promotion or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or issue of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. By participating in the Promotion you hereby represent and warrant that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of these general terms and conditions.
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
PRIVACY STATEMENT: AUTHORITY: Section 552a, Title 5, United States Code; Section 3013, Title 10, United States Code; Executive Order NO. 9397; Army Regulation 215-1. PRINCIPAL PURPOSES: The primary use of the information provided by participants is to select and contact potential winners. Additionally, the information will be used to issue any 1099 required for reporting of prizes to the IRS. All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.
DISCLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY: There is no obligation to provide any information; however, failure to provide the requested information may result in the contest participant being deemed ineligible to win or to be awarded a prize.
LIST OF PRIZE RECIPIENTS:
For the names of the prize recipients, go to Stars and Stripes Winners page or send a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 31, 2023 to:
Stars and Stripes Europe
ATTN: Best of Germany 2024
APO, AE 09211-9480