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The “Fueling Education” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is intended for legal residents of twenty-six (26) states in the United States of America (USA) and the District of Columbia only, and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. law. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not located in the twenty-six (26) states (or D.C) listed below at the time of entry. By participating, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Winning a Prize (as defined below) is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, 1293 Eldridge Pkwy., Houston, TX 77077 (the “Sponsor”) and administered by American Sweepstakes & Promotion Co., Inc., 300 State St. Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614 (the “Administrator”).

ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be legal residents of the following twenty-six (26) United States (including the District of Columbia): Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia (“Participating States”). In addition, Entrants must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry (“Entrant”). In addition, an Entrant must be a verifiable teaching professional employed by a public K-8 school in the aforementioned participating states at the time of entry. This Sweepstakes is not open to the general public. Employees of the Sponsor, National School Supply (“NSS”), Market Data Retrieval (“MDR”), The Buntin Group, and the Administrator, their immediate families (parent, child, sibling or spouse) and/or household members and any other persons or entities associated with this Sweepstakes are ineligible to enter or win. Void outside of the aforementioned Participating States and where otherwise prohibited or restricted by law.

REGIONS: For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, the Participating States will be separated into the following three (3) Regions (“Region”):

  • Central Region: Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Texas, Wisconsin
  • Northeast Region: Connecticut, Ohio, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC, West Virginia
  • Southern Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 28, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 9, 2018 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. Entrants have the opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period by visiting the Sweepstakes Website, (the “Website”), and following the entry instructions to complete the Sweepstakes registration. The registration form will require an Entrant to enter the following information: Entrant’s full name, name of school, school email address, school’s address, Entrant’s personal phone number and personal email address. Then, follow the directions and submit one (1) 1-2 sentence paragraph describing how you help inspire STEM education within your classroom. Photos and videos are optional. Each completed Sweepstakes registration form will generate one (1) entry. All entries must be received by the Sponsor by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 9, 2018 in order to be eligible. During the Sweepstakes Period, there will be a limit of one (1) entry per person.

All required information must be provided to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified and void. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. Internet entries must be made by the Entrant only at the Website. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or email address, including, but not limited to, commercial Sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. The use of automated entry devices is prohibited and no mechanically reproduced entries are allowed; all such entries are void. Released Parties are not responsible for: late, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or email address that submits more than maximum allowed entries. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering information at the Website or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes, you consent to and allow Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweepstakes and for other purposes as set forth below.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS/RESTRICTIONS: Once submitted, an entry cannot be deleted, canceled or modified. In order to be eligible, entries must actually be received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes Period. Entries received by Sponsor before the start of the Sweepstakes Period or after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be discarded and deemed VOID. Your submission of an entry constitutes your representation of eligibility, consent to participate in Sweepstakes and consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, photograph and other information for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration 

Entrants represent and warrant that their submitted entry is the original work of the Entrant, has not been previously published, has not won previous awards, and does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity and must have been created in a legal and safe manner. If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant or provided by the Sponsor, and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the Entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness releases for any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry (collectively, the “Clearances”). By submitting an entry, an Entrant warrants and represents that he or she consents to the submission and use of the entry in the Sweepstakes.

By submitting an entry, each Entrant: 1) irrevocably grants Sponsor a royalty-free non-exclusive license throughout the world to use, re-use, copy, publish, republish in whole or in part, edit, add to, modify, and rearrange the entry in whatever media, including without limitation edit, rearrange, and/or copy the entry for use in the Sweepstakes of Sponsor’s products and services, without further permission, consideration or payment to the Entrant, except where prohibited; 2) warrants and represents that the Entry is entirely the original creation/work of the Entrant and that use of the Entry as described herein will not violate any law or infringe upon the rights, title, claim or interest of any third party; and 3) certify that Entrant is the creator and sole copyright owner of the Entry

Entries may not contain any image or depiction of the following: (i) materials which include or constitute trademarks, trade names or copyrighted works created or owned by any person or entity other than Entrant or for which the Entrant has obtained owner’s written permission to use (Sponsor’s discretion); (ii) materials bearing profanities, or bearing the name or likeness of any celebrity, living or dead; (iii) materials which contain visible identifiable or potentially identifiable information, including but not limited to, phone numbers, website links, street addresses, e-mail addresses or license plate numbers; (iv) inappropriate behavior for a general audience; (v) any depiction of real or simulated sexual acts; (vi) violence in any form; (vi) materials which violate anyone’s reasonable privacy expectations, violate any known agreement, or which are defamatory in nature; (viii) materials which are derogatory to Sponsor, or any affiliated entity or person; (ix) materials which are discriminatory based on race, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, sex, or sexual orientation or preference; (x) materials in which any person identifiably appears unless Entrant has obtained an appropriate written release from such person granting all rights required herein; and, (xi) materials which do not comply with all other requirements in these Official Rules. Entries that do not conform to these guidelines will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to reject or disqualify any entry which Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion, determines to be inconsistent with the letter or spirit of the Official Rules or potentially damaging to its, the Sweepstakes’, or another’s image or reputation. Sponsor reserves the right to delete, disregard, or blur any content from a submission without disqualifying the entry where, in Sponsor’s determination, such change does not materially alter the submission and the Entrant has otherwise attempted in good faith to comply with these Official Rules.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: If for any reason the operation or administration of this Sweepstakes, or an entry or attempted entry in the Sweepstakes, is impaired or incapable of running as planned for any reason, including but not limited to (a) infection by computer virus, bugs, (b) tampering, unauthorized intervention, (c) fraud, (d) technical failures, or (e) any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, and Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the Prizes (defined below) using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of, or after (if applicable) this cancellation, termination, modification or suspension date, or in any manner that is fair and equitable and best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual deemed to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Sponsor’s Website; or (b) acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.


Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of 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, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, NSS, MDR, BVK, the Administrator, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, sales representatives, advertising and promotional agencies (collectively, 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) any technical errors that may prevent an Entrant from submitting an entry; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (e) injury, death, or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorney’s fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION: All Prize drawings will each be conducted by the Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. There will be one (1) prize drawing conducted on or about September 20, 2018. There will be one (1) Grand Prize Winner selected per Region (3 total Grand Prize Winners), and thirty (30) First Prize Winners selected per Region (90 total First Prize Winners). Each Prize Winner will be notified by the Sponsor or Sponsor representative via email. The notification email will provide prize redemption instructions as well as directions to confirm receipt of the notification email. If a Winner does not confirm receipt of the notification email (or redeem their prize within seven (7) days of first notification, the Administrator will contact the potential Winner by phone. If the potential Winner does not properly redeem their Prize within seven (7) days of the Administrator’s phone call/voice message, the Prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner may be selected for the Prize at issue. If a Prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential Winner or if a potential Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then such person shall be disqualified and alternate Winner may be selected for the Prize at issue. The potential Winners may be subject to verification before any Prize will be awarded.

PRIZES & PRIZE CONDITIONS: There will be a total three (3) Grand Prize Winners and ninety (90) First Prize Winners. Limit one (1) prize per person.

Each Grand Prize Winner will receive up to $5,000 worth of school supplies for their school awarded thru NSS and one (1) in-school session with Steve Spangler (Total Approximate Retail Value “ARV” – $22,000). The in-school session for the approved Grand Prize Winner in the Central Region will take place on October 13, 2018. The in-school session for the approved Grand Prize Winner in the Northeast Region will take place on November 3, 2018. The in-school session for the approved Grand Prize Winner in the Southern Region will take place on November 10, 2018. Dates are subject to change at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Each Grand Prize Winner must accept both elements of the Grand Prize Package. Each Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign and return to the Administrator, within seven (7) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release in order to claim his/her Prize on their school’s behalf.

Each First Prize Winner will receive up to $1,000 worth of school supplies for their school awarded thru NSS and one (1) Steve Spangler online training session. First Prize ARV – $1,249. Total Prize Pool – $178,410.


    • NSS will cover freight and shipping charges on orders placed with a value of $1,000.00 or more within ONE VISIT to the storefront (as directed in the notification email). Should a Prize Winner place an order with NSS not using their full $1,000 credit (or in the case of the Grand Prize Winners, $5,000), the remaining credit will be voided.
    • Should a Prize Winner place an order with NSS in excess of their allotted award (including product & shipping costs), the Winner will be responsible for all costs over the $1,000 (Grand Prize – $5,000) limit.
    • Office furniture will be excluded as an NSS prize option.
    • All prize vouchers expire on December 31, 2018.

By accepting a Prize, the Prize Winners agree to release the Released Parties from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the Sweepstakes or for damages of any kind caused by any Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use or misuse or failure to use any Prize awarded. The Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of any Prize. All other expenses and items not specifically mentioned in these Official Rules are not included and are the Prize Winners’ responsibility. Prizes may not be exchanged unless specified by the Sponsor. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent of a Prize is permitted. Prizes are subject to availability and substitution with a Prize of equal or greater retail value if the Prize in question is unavailable or cannot be awarded for any reason, is at sole discretion of the Sponsor. All local, state and federal taxes are the sole responsibility of Prize Winners.

ENTRANT’S AGREEMENT: By accepting a Prize, where permitted by law, the Prize Winners grant to the Released Parties and those acting pursuant to the authority of Sponsor and the Released Parties (which grant will be confirmed in writing upon Sponsor’s request), the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide IN ALL MEDIA without limitation at any time a Prize Winner’s full name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further payment or additional consideration, and without review, approval or notification.


By participating, Entrants release and agree to hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability for any injuries, death or losses or damages to persons or property AS WELL AS CLAIMS/ACTIONS BASED ON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION, AND/OR INVASION OF PRIVACY that may arise from participating in this Sweepstakes or its related activities or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or any harm resulting from the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Prize(s). The Prize Winners also acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prize(s).

USE OF DATA: All information submitted by Entrants will be treated according to Sponsor’s privacy policy, available at By participating in the Sweepstakes and providing any applicable contact information, Entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

DISPUTES: By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrants agree that 1.) Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; 2.) Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and 3.) Under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorneys’ fees), and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants and Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with United States law and the state laws of Texas. Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts of Houston, Texas and Entrants, and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these Official Rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. The value of the Prizes set forth above represents Sponsor’s good faith determinations of the ARV thereof and such determinations are final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of any Prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. 

WINNERS LIST REQUEST: To request confirmation of the name, city, and state of residence for each Prize Winner, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by October 31, 2018, to: ASC/BVK “Fueling Education” Sweepstakes Winners List Request, 300 State St., Suite 402, Rochester, NY 14614.

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