Join Macy's and Reading Is Fundamental from August 25 - September 22 for Macy's 7th Annual Spelling Bee, and show us how well you can S-P-E-L-L! Each of the 27 regional Spelling Bee winners will take home some great prizes, including an iPad, a $100 Macy's Gift Card, a tutoring scholarship from Kaplan and an online gift card from Scholastic.
Rules & Regulations:
MACY'S SEVENTH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Eligibility: The "Macy's Seventh Annual Spelling Bee Contest" ("Contest") is open to U.S. legal residents between the ages of 8-11 at time of competition. Employees of Macy's Retail Holding, Inc. ("Macy's"), Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. ("RIF"), Kaplan Smart Track ("Kaplan"), and Scholastic, Inc. ("Scholastic") (collectively "Sponsors"), and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household are not eligible. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Events at participating locations are subject to change or cancellation.
Participating Locations and Dates: Contest will be held in the Kids Departments at 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. on the following dates at the participating Macy's locations identified below. Locations and time are subject to change by Sponsors.
How to enter: Contestants must come to one of the above-mentioned Macy's locations on the corresponding date, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Registration will open 30 minutes prior to the advertised start time for each event. Participation is limited to the first 50 entrants in each location. Parent or legal guardian must provide written consent at time of entry in order for a child to participate. Contestants must provide proof of age acceptable to Sponsors.
Spelling Bee Rules: Sponsors are responsible for selecting words used in the spelling bee. A panel of judges will provide contestants with their words. Contestants are eliminated upon misspelling of his/her given word. The elimination procedure changes when the number of contestants competing is reduced to two,. At that point, when one speller misspells a word, the other speller shall be given an opportunity to spell that same word. If the second speller spells that word correctly, plus the next word on the list, then the second speller shall be declared the champion. The decision of the judges is final. If the second speller fails to spell the word missed by the other speller and the next word, then the contest will continue for one or more additional rounds until the last speller successfully spells a word missed by the other and a second word.
Prizes: Twenty-seven (27) Prizes will be awarded, one for each store location, to the winner of that store's Spelling Bee. Prize includes one (1) year of online learning from Kaplan Tutoring, an $150 online gift card from Scholastic, and $100 Macy's Gift Card, and an Apple iPad 3. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") for each Prize is approximately $1,650. Parent/legal guardian of each winner must sign an affidavit of eligibility, release form and complete a W-9 form. Note that, if actual value of any Prize is lower than the ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Parent/legal guardian of winners must each sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, liability and publicity release. Winners' parents/legal guardians are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize acceptance and/or use. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. No substitutions for prizes except by Sponsors in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.
Contestants agree to these rules. Decisions of the judges and the Sponsors are final.
By participating, contestants and their parents/legal guardians release the Sponsors and their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions and related companies, together with and the officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, assigns and licensees of each of them and all other companies providing prizes or involved in this Contest (collectively the "Released Parties") from any and all claims and/or liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use of the prize. Winners' parents/legal guardians assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use or redemption of any prize. Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize. Acceptance of a prize constitutes consent to Sponsors' use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, (including but not limited to internet and television broadcast) without further consent or compensation except where prohibited.
Winners' List: For the names of the winners (available after September 22, 2012), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: "Macy's Seventh Annual Spelling Bee Contest" Winner, c/o Macy's Special Events, 11 Penn Plaza, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Sponsors: Macy's Retail Holdings, Inc., 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001; Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400; Kaplan Tutoring, 1 Liberty Plaza, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10006, and Scholastic, Inc., 557 Broadway, Lobby 1, New York, NY 10012-3999.
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