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Signature Promotion Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR BANK TRANSACTION IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. THIS PROMOTION IS SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. The Signature Promotion (this “Promotion”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Time on June 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Central Time on August 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY. This Promotion is open only to legal residents of Texas (the “Eligibility Area”) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Only individuals may enter; no entries from any corporation or other entity shall be accepted.  This Promotion is VOID outside of the Eligibility Area.  Employees and their immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, and siblings) of Southside Bank (Sponsor), their advertising agencies, and/or persons in their households are not eligible to enter or win.

HOW TO ENTER. You will be entered in the Promotion for the following: (1) Each signature-based transaction1 made with a Southside Bank Advantage Check Card that posts to your account during the Promotion Period will automatically count as one (1) entry into the drawing; Returns, PIN-based transactions, cash advances, balance transfers, fraudulent transactions and ATM transactions are not eligible (2) Alternate Method of Entry: An individual may enter by printing legibly his/her complete name, physical mailing address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, and the label “The Signature Promotion Entry” on a 3”x5” card and mailing it to: Southside Bank, P.O. Box 1079, Tyler, TX 75710-1079. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Sunday, June 1, 2014 and Saturday, August 30, 2014, and received by Thursday, September 4, 2014.

Regardless of Method of Entry: Entries received by Sponsor after the end of the Promotion Period will be discarded and deemed void. No changes to any entry information will be permitted once submitted.  No mechanically reproduced or photocopied entries are permitted.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. No purchase or bank transaction is necessary to enter or win.

By participating, entrants: (1) agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be binding and final in all respects; (2) acknowledge that said Sponsor has neither made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize; and (3) warrant that he/she is eligible to participate in this Promotion.

PRIZES; ODDS OF WINNING.  A total of thirty-six (36) prizes will be awarded. Prizes: Thirty (30) $100 gift card(s), Six (6) $500 gift card(s). Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes, and/or any other expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize. Southside Bank shall not be responsible or liable for winner’s inability or failure to utilize prize. Prize may not be combined with any other offer.  No substitution, assignment, or transfer of prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute prize with a prize of equal or greater value.  LIMIT ONE (1) PRIZE PER PERSON.

Odds of winning are determined by and depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. The odds of winning the prizes will be the same by alternate means of entry as by the first means of entry above.  
WINNER SELECTION. Twelve (12) winners (Ten (10) - $100 Gift Cards; Two (2) - $500 Gift Cards) will be selected each month during the Promotion Period by random drawing by Sponsor from the total number of eligible entries received during the “Monthly Period” made according to this schedule:

Sign & Dine – Monthly Period (June 1, 2014 – June 30, 2014) – drawing to be held on or before July 7, 2014.
Sign & Drive –Monthly Period (July 1, 2014- July 31, 2014) – drawing to be held on or before August 7, 2014.
Sign & Shop –Monthly Period (August 1, 2014 – August 30, 2014) – drawing to be held on or before September 8, 2014.

WINNERS DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. Prize award is subject to verification and will be awarded upon winner validation and verification by Sponsor. 

NOTIFICATION. Winners will be announced and notified no later than two (2) business days after the drawing dates and will be notified via email, mail or phone. If Southside Bank is unable to contact the potential winner within 7 days, an alternate winner shall be selected. Unless prohibited by applicable law, acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates to use any prize winner’s name, likeness and/or biographical information for advertising, trade, publicity, and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter devised in connection with this Promotion without review, notification, approval, or compensation.

RELEASE.  By participating in this Promotion, entrants release and hold Sponsor, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from any and all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever arising out of this Promotion. Except where prohibited, entrants agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between or among the parties and any claims or causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. 

GENERAL INFORMATION.  The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain fully in force. 

PRIVACY NOTICE.  Any personal information provided by entrants will be used by Sponsor solely to administer this Promotion and in accordance with Southside Bank’s Privacy Policy.

1Signature-Based Transactions

A signature-based transaction is a transaction where you use your debit card to pay for a product or service without entering your personal identification number (PIN) into a PIN pad.  Instead, you complete the transaction by specifying you would like to use the card as “credit” rather than “debit” and signing the sales receipt as if you used a credit card to make the purchase. (Note: You may not be required to sign on the receipt or the pad if the amount of the purchase is less than $25.00 or $50.00, depending on the minimum amount set by the merchant).  Many Internet and phone purchases are also considered signature-based transactions.