K-Town NOW

K-town Now



STARS AND STRIPES EUROPE K-Town Now Contest (the "Promotion") is open to current U.S. government ID cardholders or authorized dependents, age 18 or older, stationed or legally residing in Europe with access to an APO address during the entry period. Non-U.S. government ID cardholders are ineligible for participation.  U.S. government ID cardholders not living in Europe are ineligible for participation. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

You must have a valid email account to participate in this Promotion. By entering, you agree that you understand that you are providing your information to Stars and Stripes.

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.

Entry period:

The entry period for the Promotion starts at 12:01 AM Central European Time (CET) on June 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59 PM CET on October 31, 2022.

How to enter the "K-town Now Contest":

  1. Go to the K-Town NOW page and provide the information requested via the provided form to submit your question to the Stars and Stripes Europe editorial team.
  2. Only one question/entry per form is permitted per eligible participant, duplicate entries of the same question will be discarded during the Promotion. 
  3. Additional submissions are permitted and must be entered as a new question by going to the K-Town NOW page and provide the information via the provided form.
  4. Only complete entries will be accepted as eligible.  Entries submitted by any other means and/or entries that do not comply with STARS AND STRIPES Official Rules will be ineligible for participation in the Promotion and may be discarded.

Selection of prize recipient:

STARS AND STRIPES Europe editorial will select participant questions to publish to the K-town Now site and will select a gift card winner from the monthly published submissions.

June/July 2022, one (1) published participant’s question submission will be selected at random out of all published entries for the month and will receive (1) $100 AAFES gift card.

Month of August 2022, one (1) published participant’s question submission will be selected at random out of all published entries for the month and will receive (1) $50 AAFES gift card.

Month of September 2022, one (1) published participant’s question submission will be selected at random out of all entries submitted for the month and will receive (1) $25 AAFES gift card.

Month of October 2022, one (1) published participant’s question submission will be selected at random out of all entries submitted for the month and will receive (1) $25 AAFES gift card.


(1) $100 AAFES gift card, (1) $50 AAFES gift card, and (2) $25 AAFES gift cards

Prize recipient notification:

1)  The participant question entry selected for the June/July prize will be announced around the first week of August, 2022, on the K-town Now site.  The participant question entry winner selected for the August drawing will be announced first week of September 2022 on the Ktown Now site. The participant question entry winner selected for the September drawing will be announced first week of October 2022 on the Ktown Now site.  The participant question entry winner selected for the October drawing will be announced first week of November 2022 on the K-town Now site. 

2)  The prize recipient will be contacted by the Engagement Department via e-mail and asked to send an APO mailing address to STARS AND STRIPES Europe including his/her full name.

3)  The prize recipient(s) will be required to respond to the email notification and provide such additional information as may be requested by STARS AND STRIPES Europe in order to receive their prize. If a recipient does not respond within five (5) business days from the time of email notification, the prize shall be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

4)  Prize recipient(s) 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 Europe with the required verification within five (5) business days of the date the request is made will cause the prize to be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

5) Upon completion of the notification process, STARS AND STRIPES will mail the Prize(s) to the APO address furnished by the prize recipient(s).

6)  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.

7)  STARS AND STRIPES assumes no liability for unclaimed prizes and/or prizes that are returned to sender.

Publicity/required agreements:

STARS AND STRIPES may publish the submitted question(s), name, and location (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 may 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 its 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 the 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 its acceptance, 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 e-mail address supplied at the time of entry.

By participating in the Promotion, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless STARS AND STRIPES, and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of STARS AND STRIPES, their affiliates, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisors from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Promotion or resulting from participation in or acceptance of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

No assignment or transfer of prizes will be permitted, except at STARS AND STRIPES’ sole discretion. Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt of prizes.

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 recipient(s), send a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 31, 2022 to:

Stars and Stripes Europe
ATTN: Marketing Department/K-town Now
Unit 29480
APO, AE 09211-9480