Thank a Hero Sweepstakes Rules

The Teacher Appreciation, Nurse Appreciation, and Public Employees Appreciation Week

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROMOTION. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Please read these rules before participating in the Share My Lesson The Teacher Appreciation, Nurse Appreciation, and Public Employees Appreciation Week promotion (the “Promotion”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be bound by these Official Rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all promotion eligibility requirements.

The Promotion is open to eligible entrants, as defined below. Prize eligibility is reserved for: educators, healthcare professionals, and public employees. Members of the public may enter in order to win a prize for an educator, healthcare professional, or public employee of their choosing. Employees of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO and their immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren), and its affiliates advisors or advertising/promotion agencies (and their immediate family members) are not eligible to participate in the Promotion.

Educator Eligibility. If you are an education professional and a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or the United States territories and are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state of residence at the time of entry, you are eligible to participate in the Promotion. For purposes of these Official Rules, an “education professional” is a teacher, administrator, paraprofessional and school support personnel of public and private schools and colleges, both active and retired. We reserve the right to verify that winners are legitimate education professionals, and we reserve the right to select another winner if this condition is not met.

Health Care Eligibility. If you are a health care professional and a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or the United States territories and are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state of residence at the time of entry, you are eligible to participate in the Promotion. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “health care professional” is a health care worker employed by an accredited domestic health care institution or education institution. We reserve the right to verify that winners are legitimate healthcare professionals, and we reserve the right to select another winner if this condition is not met.

Public Employee Eligibility. If you are a public employee professional and a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or the United States territories and are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state of residence at the time of entry, you are eligible to participate in the Promotion. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “public employee professional” is any individual employed by federal, state, county, territorial, or local government. We reserve the right to verify that winners are legitimate public employee professionals, and we reserve the right to select another winner if this condition is not met.

Public Eligibility. If you are a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or the United States territories and are the older of 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in your state of residence at the time of entry, you are eligible to participate in the Promotion and nominate an education professional, health care professional, or public employee professional to win a prize. For purposes of these Official Rules, a “Public” entrant is any eligible legal resident of the United States as defined above. We reserve the right to verify that winners are meet the public eligibility criteria, and we reserve the right to select another winner if this condition is not met.

Promotion Period. The Promotion begins on April  27, 2020 at 12:00:01 a.m. (ET) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) May 15, 2020 (the “Promotion Period”).

Entry Method. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. (ET) on April 27, 2020, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) on May 15, 2020 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

To enter, during the Sweepstakes Period you must enter via the Entry Method:

Entry Method To participate in this promotion, you must submit an entry on this page: https://sharemylesson.com/thankahero. For additional entries, you may participate in up to 7 online “actions” using the sweepstakes widget, also available at https://app.viralsweep.com/sweeps/full/52d80a-66040?framed=1.

Mailing List. By entering the Promotion, you consent to being receiving a free Share My Lesson user account and being placed on a mailing list for promotional and other materials from Share My Lesson and the AFT. You can change your email communication preferences here: https://sharemylesson.com/user/profile.

Other Promotions. Please note that we may be running similar promotion at the same time as this Promotion. By participating in this Promotion, you will not be eligible to receive any prize awarded in any other promotion unless you participate in each Promotion separately.

Prize. Fifty winners will win a $100 certificate to a local restaurant of their choice. Prize winning entries are reserved for education professionals, healthcare professionals, and public employee professionals, as defined above. If a member of the public submits a winning entry, they will be able to nominate an an educator, healthcare professional, or public employee of their choice to receive the prize.

Additionally, 25 winners will win a $100 gift certificate to First Book. Winners must be Title I or Title I eligible to win.

Each prize winner will be: (a) responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to, taxes, and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by a winner in receiving or using the prize; and (b) may be required to submit his/her social security number or tax payer ID number to Sponsor or its prize provider agency in order to claim the prize.

Prize Drawing. Drawings will happen two times over the course of the sweepstakes. The first drawing for 25 restaurant certificates will happen on Monday, May 11, and the second drawing for 25 restaurant certificates will happen on Monday, May 18. On each day of the drawing, 10 winners are reserved for AFT members, for a total of 20 winners. The first and only drawing for the $100 First Book gift cards for Title I and Title I eligible schools will happen on Monday, May 18. We will notify each potential winner by phone or e-mail within three (3) business days following each drawing, and each potential winner may be required to sign an Eligibility Statement and Release. We will select 4 alternative potential winners if any potential winner does not claim the prize within 72 hours of notification, or meet the eligibility criteria. The prizes will be awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Limit 1 prize per person for a total of 75 Promotion (50 gift certificates to a restaurant of the winner or nominees choice, and 25 gift cards to First Book) winners.

Odds of Winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period.

Additional Terms. We may, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and in our sole discretion, change these rules or cancel the Promotion at any time; or modify, terminate, or suspend the Promotion should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Promotion or submission of entries. We are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, postage due, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion; (c) any error in the operation or transmission, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (d) injury or damage to your or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Promotion. We may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or website; (y) acting in violation of these rules; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. If your entry is incomplete or if you use robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods, your entry will be void. The authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Promotion at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. No greater than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. If any technical errors occur in the selection of any potential prize winner or if more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes being awarded as provided in these Official Rules, we may award the prizes by random drawing from among all eligible claimants.

Miscellaneous. The Promotion is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia. The Promotion and all accompanying materials are © 2020 by the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. All rights reserved. If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. We may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Each winner agrees (for himself or herself and his or her heirs) that, by accepting the prize, we, along with each of our respective affiliates and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), will have no liability, and will be held harmless by the winner for any liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Promotion, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties. You agree that our decisions related to the Promotion and the random drawing are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in the Promotion, we may use the winner’s name, image or likeness in any manner and in any medium for our promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and we may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

Sponsor. The American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (“we” or “us”), 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Promotion will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Share My Lesson’s Privacy Notice https://sharemylesson.com/privacy-policy.