“JMU Alumni Weekend Sweepstakes” Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR TRANSACTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN and will not increase your chances of winning.

Eligibility: CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union’s “JMU Alumni Weekend Giveaway” is open to all James Madison University (JMU) Alumni.  All entrants must be legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses) and individuals living in the same households of such employees are ineligible. Void where prohibited by law. Prizes subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All winners agree to these official rules.

Entry: Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 am on September 21, 2018 and ends at 11:59 pm on October 12, 2018 and is subject to change or termination at any time.

Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different/duplicitous identities or any other method will void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified.  Eligible entrants have the opportunity to participate in the Giveaway by either of the following methods:


Enter by mail: To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, you may send your contest entry in an envelope to: “JMU Alumni Weekend Giveaway Sweepstakes,” CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, Attn: Marketing, P.O. Box 9997, Alexandria, VA 22304. On the postcard, print your name, address, email and home phone number. Entry must be postmarked and received by October 12, 2018. Each mail-in entry will count as one (1) entry into the drawing. Entries that are mechanically reproduced, copied, illegible, incomplete, or inaccurate and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Entries that are incomplete, late, lost, postage-due, mutilated, illegible or contain irregular or invalid information, or are corrupted in any way are void and will not be eligible.

Sweepstakes drawing: A random drawing will be conducted on or about October 16, 2018 by CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union from all eligible entries to award the Grand Prize.  Only one winner will be chosen. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

Prize: The winner will receive one prize valued at $850 (“Prize”).  The Prize is a two-night stay for two at Hotel Madison from October 26-28, 2018.  The Prize is non-refundable, non-transferrable and may not be exchanged for cash.  No substitutions of prize are permitted.

CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union will send the winners a 1099-MISC which will represent the value of winning this sweepstakes. Any state or federal taxes that may be owed on prize winnings are the sole responsibility of the individual winner. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received; i.e., if 1,000,000 entries are received the odds of winning are 1:1,000,000.

Notification: Winners will be notified by email, postal mail and/or phone. Winners will be required to provide identification, sign an affidavit of eligibility and a publicity release or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. If CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union is unable to contact the potential winner within three (3) days of the drawing, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. This process will continue until prize is awarded. Acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s permission to use his/her name and photo/likeness for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, and in perpetuity in any media, now known or hereafter devised without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Sponsor: CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, PO Box 9997, Alexandria, VA 22304 (800) 424-3334 is the sole sponsor of the “Team Up with The ONE and Win Sweepstakes Rules”.

Other: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants release, indemnify and hold harmless CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union and its representatives, officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Releases”) from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions, and/or any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of any prize that may be awarded.  Releases are not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Sweepstakes -related material; for stolen, lost, misdirected, late, postage-due, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate entries or mail, or for entries that are lost, misdirected, fail to enter the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer or human error; or for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering, fraud, or technical difficulties with any portion of the Sweepstakes that compromise or corrupt the administration, integrity, security or fairness of the Sweepstakes, the judges reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify a person who tampers with the process, and select an alternate winner. The Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.

Data charges may apply; see provider for details. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen or misdirected entries, whether due to computer malfunctions or other circumstances. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

Mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated methods will be disqualified. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. If canceled, Sponsor reserves the right at its discretion to determine the potential prize winner using all non-suspect eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation. Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial, delayed or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind in connection with entries or the entry process, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. In the event of a dispute over an electronic entry, prize will be awarded to the authorized subscriber of the email account, not the name on the entry form.

By submitting content, such as photographs, videos, or text, in conjunction with a contest entry, the entrant implicitly grants CommonWealth One the right to share this content for promotional purposes.   The entrant warrants, by submitting content, that they have all necessary rights to do so.  Inappropriate, offensive or obscene content, or content that is owned by a third party, is prohibited.  By submitting your entry, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the contest rules as outlined herein.

Rules and Winners List: For a list of Sweepstakes rules or prize winners available by mail after November 15, 2018, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to JMU Alumni Weekend Sweepstakes Winner, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, Attn: Marketing, PO Box 9997, Alexandria, VA 22304.