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“Back to School” Sweepstakes Official Rules and Procedures

Sweepstakes Schedule:

  • The Sweepstakes begins August 1, 2012 and ends September 30, 2012 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

How To Play:

  • Open a Student Banking Account, anytime between August 1, 2012 and September 30, 2012, and you will automatically be entered to win Two (2) $300 Visa® Gift Cards that can be used toward school books.


  • Estimated odds of winning are 1:45,000; however, actual odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.


  • Eligibility requirements are as follows:
    • Be 18 years of age or older.
    • Employees and their immediate family members of Sandy Spring Bank and its affiliates are ineligible to win.
    • Immediate family includes Spouse, Mother, Father, Siblings, and Children of Sandy Spring Bank and affiliate employees.
    • Prizes: One winner will receive Two (2) $300 Visa Gift Cards.  Prize is not transferable.  No substitution of prize permitted. Federal, state, and local taxes and any expenses relating to the acceptance and use of the prize not specified are the responsibility of the winner.
    • Notification: On or about October 15, 2012, the prize winner will be drawn at random from all eligible entries.  Winner will be notified by phone and a traceable method of delivery.  Winner will also be required to complete and sign a liability release and, where legal, publicity release.  If a winner does not contact the bank within two (2) weeks of notification, a new winner will be drawn.  If prize or prize notification is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.
    • Additional Terms: By participating, entrants agree to:
      • Abide by the Official Rules noted herein.
      • The decisions of Sandy Spring Bank which shall be final in all respects.
      • Limitation of Liability: Sandy Spring Bank is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials; for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due mail or entries.  Sandy Spring Bank reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or any drawing, and may select the winner from among all eligible entries received prior to the action taken if fraud or technical failures compromise the integrity of the Sweepstakes as determined by Sandy Spring Bank in its sole discretion.  In no event will Sandy Spring Bank, Participating Merchants, and the respective Directors, Officers, or Employees of the foregoing transmission repair entities, be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of participation in the sweepstakes.
      • Winners List: For the name of the winner, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
        Sandy Spring Bank
        Attn: Marketing
        17801 Georgia Avenue
        Olney, MD 20832

To enter without purchase or obligation:

  • Legibly handprint your name, address, city, state, zip, day and evening phone numbers, date and the words, “Sandy Spring Bank – Back to School Sweepstakes” on a 3″x5″ card and mail in a stamped #10 envelope to:
    Sandy Spring Bank
    Back to School Sweepstakes
    17801 Georgia Avenue
    Olney, MD 20832
  • Entries (one per individual per day) must be postmarked and received by September 30, 2012.