TI EXTRA CREDIT CONTESTS

OFFICIAL RULES

Important: Please read these Official Rules (“Rules”) before participating in the TI Extra Credit Contests (the “Contests”). By participating in the Contests, you agree to be bound by these Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements below.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

CONTESTS DESCRIPTION: TI Extra Credit Contests are a series of 13 different random drawing Contests where K-12 educators can complete a variety of activities to earn multiple entries into different Contests.

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor of the Contests is Texas Instruments Incorporated, acting by and through its Education Technology division (“TI” or “Sponsor”), with a place of business at 13532 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243, and with a website at http://education.ti.com.

CONTEST PERIODS: Each Contest will begin on October 5, 2018 at 9:01 AM Central Daylight Time and the final contest will end on December 17, 2018 at 11:59 AM Central Standard Time. Drawings for the first of the 13 Contests will begin on October 15, 2018, and the last random drawings will be on December 17, 2018. Individual Contests end on the date of their respective drawing times and dates. The Administrator’s computer will be the official time keeping device of the Contests. All dates are expressed month/day/year.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who are active K-12 educators at least twenty-one (21) years old. An active educator is defined as a teacher or administrator currently employed by a school, district, or regional education center. Educators participating in homeschool programs are also eligible with appropriate documentation or certification.  Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Sponsor, and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, and participating advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor and/or Administrator, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Contest.

Each Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws.  Each Contest and any advertisements relating thereto are intended for viewing only within the above referenced eligible locations.  By participating in a Contest, you agree that: (1) you have read and understand these Rules; (2) you meet the eligibility requirements as explained in these Rules; (3) you are bound by these Rules and Sponsor’s Terms of Use and Legal Notices as published at http://www.ti.com; (4) you unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by these Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, without appeal; (5) these Rules shall be legally binding on you and your legal representatives, heirs, successors, and assigns.

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter one or more Contests, take these steps before the end of the last Contest on December 17, 2018 at 11:59 AM:

  • First, visit www.TIExtraCredit.com and complete the registration form to create an account. (A person who submits a registration form is an “Entrant”).
  • Second, choose available activities within the dashboard to complete, and begin completing activities of your choice to earn automatic entry to the Contests. There is no requirement for you to submit entries for each Contest. If you do not win a prize in the first random drawing following your registration or following completion of any other activity which generates an automatic entry, your entry will be transferred to subsequent Contests and will be eligible for subsequent random drawings.
  • Third, continue to complete activities to increase your chances to win.

If you use a mobile phone/device to participate in any Contest message and data rates may apply.  You (or your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor in your jurisdiction of residence) are strongly advised to check your mobile phone/device carrier’s rate plan before attempting to participate in any Contest via use of an app.  Wireless internet service may not be available in all areas.

RANDOM DRAWING CONTESTS:

  • Win a TI-84 Plus CE in Rose Gold: For this Contest, the prize consists of a TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator in the Rose Curve Gold color. The approximate retail value of this prize is $120. One winner will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, October 15, 2018. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the October 8, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $120.
  • Win TI-Nspire teacher software: For this Contest, the prize consists of a digital perpetual license for TI-Nspire CX/CAS teacher software. The approximate retail value of this prize is $140. 10 winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, October 15, 2018. 15 additional winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, October 29, 2018. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the respective October 15, 2018 and October 29. 2018 drawings. No Entrant may claim the associated prize more than once. If an individual Entrant is drawn more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $3,500.
  • Win TI-Smartview CE emulator software: For this Contest, the prize consists of a digital perpetual license for TI-Smartview CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. The approximate retail value of this prize is $120. 25 winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, October 22, 2018. 25 additional winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, November 5, 2018. No Entrant may claim the associated prize more than once. If an individual Entrant is drawn more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain.  The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the respective October 22, 2018 and November 12, 2018 drawings. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $3,000.
  • Win a Pizza Party: For this Contest, the prize consists of pizza delivery for 30 individuals to the location of the winner’s choice. The approximate retail value of this prize is not to exceed $250. Five winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, November 12, 2018. No Entrant may win the associated prize more than once. If an individual Entrant is drawn more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the November 12, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $1250.
  • Win your choice of Teacher Bundle: For this Contest, the prize consists of the winner’s choice of a TI-Nspire CX Teacher Bundle (ARV $199) or TI-84 Plus CE Teacher Bundle (ARV $125). A teacher bundle consists of one handheld calculator and software. 10 winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, November 19, 2018. No Entrant may win the associated prize more than once. In the event of drawing an individual Entrant more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the November 19, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $1990.
  • Win a 2-day PD Workshop: For this Contest, the prize consists of a 2-day professional development workshop of the winner’s choice, with certified instructors and necessary supplies at the workshop location of the winner’s choice. The approximate retail value of this prize is $4,000. One winner will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, November 26, 2018. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the November 26, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $4,000.
  • Win a Calculator Costume: For this Contest, the prize consists of a TI-84 Plus CE costume. The approximate retail value of this prize is $400. One winner will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, December 3, 2018. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the December 3, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $400.
  • Win a class set of TI-Innovator Rovers: For this Contest, the prize consists of a class set of TI-Innovator Rovers – 10 TI-Innovator Hubs and 10 TI-Innovator Rovers. The approximate retail value of this prize is $1,200. Three winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, December 3, 2018. No Entrant may win the associated prize more than once. If an individual Entrant is drawn more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the December 3, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $3,600.
  • Win a Holiday Sweater: For this Contest, the prize consists of a calculator-themed holiday sweater in the size of the winner’s choice based on availability. The approximate retail value of this prize is $30. Five winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, December 10, 2018. No Entrant may claim the associated prize more than once. If an individual Entrant is drawn more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the December 10, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $150.
  • Win a STEM Camp for your school: For this Contest, the prize consists of a 3-day STEM Camp with certified instructors and necessary supplies at the location of the winner’s choice. The approximate retail value of this prize is $3,000. One winner will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, December 10, 2018. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the December 10, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of Entrants. The total value of this Contest is $3,000.
  • Win a TI swag pack: For this Contest, the prize consists of various TI-branded items, including a TI-84 Plus CE dog toy, stickers, drink tumbler, mechanical pencils, notebook, and t-shirt. The approximate retail value of this prize is $107.50. Five winners will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, December 17, 2018. No Entrant may claim the associated prize more than once. If an individual Entrant is drawn more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the December 17, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $1,075.
  • Win your choice of Teacher Pack: For this Contest, the prize consists of the winner’s choice of a TI-Nspire CX Teacher Pack (ARV $1,419) or TI-84 Plus CE Teacher Pack (ARV $1,259). A teacher pack consists of 10 handheld calculators, charging bay and software. One winner will be selected via random drawing from all entries at 12:00pm CT on Monday, December 17, 2018. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the December 17, 2018 drawing. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $1,419.
  • Weekly Drawing for your choice of TI graphing calculator: For this Contest, the prize consists of a TI-Nspire CX (ARV $140) or TI-84 Plus CE (ARV $120) handheld calculator, chosen by the winner, and #GenSTEM T-shirt (ARV $5) in the size of the winner’s choice based on availability. One winner will be selected each week via random drawing from all entries at the designated drawing time. The drawings will take place each Monday at 12:00pm CST beginning October 8, 2018 through December 17, 2018. No Entrant may win the associated prize more than once. If an individual Entrant is drawn more than once, a replacement Entrant will be drawn until the prize is fulfilled or no additional Entrants remain. The number of entries allowed per Entrant is restricted only by the number of activities completed by the final drawing on December 17, 2018. Odds of winning the drawing are dependent upon the total number of entries. The total value of this Contest is $1,730.

Discount Code Rewards

All Entrants will receive the following via email:

  • T3IC Registration Discount: Promotional code for a $25 discount on the price of registration for the 2019 T3 International Conference taking place in Baltimore, MD March 7-10, 2019. Availability ends on December 17, 2018

If a stated prize is unavailable, TI reserves the right to substitute items of equal or greater value.  Prizes are not transferable, exchangeable, or redeemable for cash.  Reporting and payment of any federal, state, local, VAT, or other taxes, fees, customs, duties, insurance, or other amounts owed in connection with any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner(s).

EACH PRIZE IS GIVEN AWAY BY TI “AS IS.”  TI DOES NOT MAKE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS, ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

CONTEST WINNER NOTIFICATIONS/VERIFICATIONS/ACCEPTANCE: On or about one (1) day after the designated time of the individual prize,  Administrator will make up to two (2) attempts within three (3) business days to contact winners via the email address provided during  registration.

Winner(s) will be required to respond to the prize notification within the time specified in the notification and may be required to: (1) provide verification of active educator status; (2) provide his or her full mailing address for the purpose of receiving the prize(s); (3) upon TI’s request, sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility, and, where lawful, a publicity release (signed either by Entrant, or if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) granting permission to use his/her name and likeness for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes (without further compensation) (Tennessee residents need not complete and return a publicity release); and (4) take possession of the prize(s) in the manner specified by TI.

Noncompliance, failure to return any documents within the time specified, failure to respond to notification attempts or returns of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected using the criteria specified herein.  Administrator will fulfill all prizes within 4-6 weeks of the end of the applicable Contest Period.  All decisions of Sponsor relating to the Contest are final.

PUBLICITY: By accepting a prize in a Contest, each Entrant (or if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) consents to the use by Sponsor of his or her information (first name, last initial, city, state) and/or likeness, in any media now known or hereinafter developed throughout the world, without additional consideration (where legal), consent or prior review, and upon request will provide written consent to such use.

LICENSE: If Entrant submits a TI product feature request as one of their chosen activities under the Contests, Entrant (or if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) grants to Sponsor and its licensees, sublicensees, successors, and assigns, the exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sublicenseable right and license (including but not limited to, all intellectual property and proprietary rights) to use, reproduce and display the feature and any other product suggestions or concepts submitted to Sponsor in the Contest and to make or have made products based on the submission  (“License”). No relationship, confidential or otherwise, is established between TI by Entrant regarding the submission, and no obligation of any kind is assumed by TI with respect thereto.  Entrant (or if a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees to sign any documents required by Sponsor upon request to confirm such License.

IDENTITY OF ENTRANT: If a dispute occurs about the identity of an Entrant, entries will be declared/made by the authorized account holder of the email address from which the unaltered entry was submitted (not necessarily the social media site account holder).

NO SPONSORSHIP: Some activities available to earn points may involve your use of your personal account with a social networking service.  Entrant acknowledges and agrees that the Contests are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube, and TI has no access to Entrant’s personal account information associated with those social networking services.  All information provided by Entrant is provided to Sponsor, and not to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube. Questions, comments or complaints regarding a Contest must be directed to the Sponsor, and not to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: TThe decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to each Contest without appeal.  Except as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, no substitution of a prize shall be offered and no transfer of the right to receive a prize to a third party is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize, or portion thereof, of equal or greater value. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Actual value of a prize will depend on current market conditions at time of fulfillment, and any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of a prize, if any, will not be awarded, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all guarantees and warrantees on merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to said manufacturers for any such warranty or guarantee claim. All prize details are in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIVACY: Except as otherwise stated in these Rules, personal information collected in connection with this Contest will be used under Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at http://education.ti.com/ or with any other consent given by an Entrant. Any communication or information transmitted to Sponsor by electronic mail or otherwise including product idea submissions is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

GENERAL LIABILITY: With respect to each Contest, participants agree that the Sponsor (a) shall not be responsible or liable for, and you release Sponsor from, any claims, losses, damages or injuries of any kind (including death, to persons, property) resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, or from acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use/misuse or inability to use a prize; and (b) to the maximum extent permitted by law, have made no warranty, condition, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law,  regarding a prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. With respect to each Contest, Sponsor shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (a) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission by any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors; (b) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission by any other person or entity not an employee of the Sponsor, or (c) by any other cause, condition or event beyond the control of the Sponsor.  Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision herein shall not be deemed a waiver of such.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Rules for clarification and/or administration purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

With respect to each Contest, the Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, phone line, hardware, software, third party sites, or program malfunctions or other errors, failures of any kinds, delayed computer transmissions or network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections that are human or technical in nature or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in the administration of the Contest, notification and announcement of the prize winners, or in any other Contest-related materials. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, suspend, modify or amend a Contest, in its entirety or in part, for any reason, including should virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate registration information, whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, by any technical or human errors which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Contest, or for any technical or human errors which may occur during the administration of the Contest.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it suspects to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or Promotion Application, or to be acting in a unsportsmanlike, disruptive, or illegal manner or in violation of these Rules and void all associated entries. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are garbled, late, tampered with, forged, incomplete, misdirected, lost, misplaced, stolen, delayed, damaged, inaccurate, undelivered, destroyed or otherwise not in compliance with these Rules, and all such entries will be void. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other factors/reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes  as stated herein via random drawings from among all eligible, legitimate, entries, at their sole discretion.

If any part of these Rules is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and these Rules shall continue in effect. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE CONTEST, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, WHETHER ARISING IN STATUTE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED.

TERMINATION: TI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend a Contest at any time for any reason, including but not limited to any reason that affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest.  Such reasons include but are not limited to fraud, tampering, unauthorized access, infections by computer virus, bugs, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of TI.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION: The Contest and these rules and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas and any dispute arising out of  the Contests shall be brought in, and each Entrant consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in, the Federal District Courts sitting in Dallas County, Texas. By entering into a Contest, all Entrants agree that any disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action or other proceeding..

WINNERS’ NAMES: A link to a webpage with winners’ first name, last initial, city, state may beposted on www.TIExtraCredit.com after the Contest Period and verification.

WINNERS LIST

To obtain a copy of these rules or the name of the prize winner(s), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

Texas Instruments Incorporated
c/o Extra Credit Contest
13532 N. Central Expressway, MS 3821
Dallas, TX 75243

Requests must be received by February 1, 2019. Prize winner names will be available after January 1, 2019.