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Signature Season 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 Season Promotion (this “Promotion”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Time on December 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Central Time on January 2, 2018 (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 or a First Bank & Trust East Texas 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 “Signature Season Promotion Entry” on a 3”x5” card and mailing it to: Southside Bank, P.O. Box 1079, Tyler, TX 75710-1079.

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 twenty-seven (27) prizes will be awarded. Prizes: Twelve (12) $500 gift card(s), Twelve (12) $1,000 gift card(s), and Three (3) $5,000 gift cards(s). Winner will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes, and/or any other expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prize. Each winner will be issued a 1099 miscellaneous income tax form for the Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of prizes above $600. 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) $500 OR ONE (1)  $1,000 GIFT CARD PRIZE PER PERSON AND LIMIT ONE (1) GRAND GIFT CARD 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. Four (4) weekly drawings to be held on or before December 13th (for period December 1st  – December 8th ), December 20th  (for period December 9th  - December 15th) , December 27th  (for period  December  16th – December 22nd  ), and January 5th (for period December  23rd  – January 2nd ).

One (1) $500 and one (1) $1,000 gift card winner will be chosen each week from our three (3) Regions (East Texas, Central & North Texas, Southeast Texas) (determined by the originating branch tied to the MasterCard Check card primary account – 60 branches total) by random drawing by Sponsor from among the total number of eligible entries received during the weekly period.   Three (3) grand prize drawings to be held on or before January 5, 2018.  One (1) $5,000 gift card winner will be chosen from each of Southside Bank’s three (3) regions (East Texas, Central & North Texas, and Southeast Texas) and by random drawing by Sponsor from among the total number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. All mail-in entries will be placed in branch one (1).  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.

 1 Signature-Based Transactions

After you swipe your MasterCard Check card, it requires your signature at the point of sale when you make your purchase. When you swipe your MasterCard Check card at a POS terminal, it may ask, “Credit or Debit?”  If you would like to sign for your purchase, you would answer “Credit.” (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.  If this occurs, the transaction will not count as a signature-based tranction.)  Signature-based transactions also include using Apple, Samsung, or Android pay used without a PIN and online purchases.