Registering For This Promotion Constitutes Your Acceptance Of These Official Rules.  These Official Rules apply to all participants in the National Student Day Promotion (hereinafter, “you” or “your”).  If you do not agree with these Official Rules, please do not enter.  

In order to participate in the National Student Day Promotion (“Promotion”), as of the start of the Promotion Period (defined below), you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

You must be: (i) a full-time or part-time high school student or college student attending an undergraduate or graduate institute located in the United States or Canada, (ii) be a legal resident of the United States, including the District of Columbia, or Canada (excluding Quebec), (iii) be age 13 or above in your jurisdiction or Province of residence; (iv) have parental consent if below the age of majority in the state or Providence of residence; (v) have access to the Internet, a valid e-mail address, and a valid student identification card; and (vi) have a valid Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account in good standing. Minors must have permission from their parent or legal guardian to enter. Employees and representatives of National Association of College Stores (hereinafter referred to as “NACS” or “Sponsor”), its parent, affiliate companies, members, agents, and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and persons living in the same household, are not eligible to participate or win. NACS reserves the right to verify eligibility. Promotion subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
The Promotion Period for entry submission begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) September 22, 2016 and ends at 04:59:59 p.m. EDT on October 20, 2016 (the “Promotion Period”). All entries must be received by Sponsor during the Promotion Period to be eligible for the Promotion. Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, shall serve as the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes.


During the Promotion Period, you can enter on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by either (i) submitting a photo of yourself in your campus bookstore (“Photo”); or (ii) describing what you like about your campus bookstore in 140 characters or less. Each entry is hereinafter referred to as a “Submission”. The Submission must meet the Submission Requirements, identified below in Section 4 of these Official Rules. Additional directions on how to enter on each social media platform are below:

(a) National Student Day Facebook Page: Access the National Student Day Facebook page (, click on the CONTEST Promotion tab to access the Promotion application and then follow the directions to register and upload your Submission to receive one entry into the random drawings for the corresponding entry.

(b) Instagram Post: Share your Photo on your personal Instagram page and tag your Photo with the hashtag #SMILEFORNSD in the caption to receive one entry into the random drawing for the corresponding entry. NOTE: Sponsor may not be able to view Instagram Submissions if the Instagram account has posts set to private. To ensure that Sponsor can view entries, disable the “Posts are Private” option in the Instagram account settings so that Submissions will be visible.

(c) Twitter Post: You must have a non-private Twitter account. Send a non-private Tweet with your Submission and the #SMILEFORNSD and receive one entry into the random drawing for the corresponding entry. Sponsor discourages the creation of multiple accounts.

Please note! Limit of five (5) entries per person. To ensure the integrity of the Promotion, you may not (i) activate or use more than one profile account on any social media platform; (ii) use a name subject to rights of another person without authorization from that person; (iii) use a false or misleading name, address, or e-mail address to activate or use an account; or (iv) provide any false or misleading information. If we have reason to believe that you have violated any of these provisions, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to use of and/or participation in the Promotion.

If entering via a mobile phone or other web-enabled device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Entries must be in compliance with the Submission Requirements outlined below. Submissions will not be judged and the quality or content of your Submissions will not affect the odds of winning. This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Enter using a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account registered in your name. Multiple entrants may not share the same Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account. In the event of a dispute, the natural person associated with the Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. You are responsible for all usage or activity on your account, including use of the account by any third party (which is prohibited), whether or not such use is authorized by you or is the result of you authorizing a third party to use your username and password. No robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries (collectively “automated entries”). Automated entries, or, multiple entries by the same person/email address, or entries that have been tampered with will result in disqualification of all such entries. All entry materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By submitting a Submission, entrant acknowledges that his/her Submission may be posted across any or all of Sponsor’s digital and social media assets, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Submissions must be within the general spirit of the Promotion and meet the following requirements:

(i) Must depict the entrant in the campus bookstore at the school at which that student is currently enrolled or describe what the entrant likes about his/her campus bookstore;

(ii) Must not violate or infringe the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity, privacy or other proprietary rights (see “Warranty” Section below for more details);

(iii) Must not incorporate the images of any individuals other than the entrant;

(iv) Must not contain an image or any content that could be deemed unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contain explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of, sexual acts, or otherwise contain any other content that is objectionable;

(v) Must not depict or describe alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any activities in a manner that may be viewed as unsafe or dangerous;

(vi) Must be within the general spirit and guidance of the Promotion, including meeting the terms of these Official Rules;

(vii) Photo entries must be in .jpg, .jpeg or .png formats and with a maximum size of 10MB if submitted through Facebook and must otherwise meet the platform requirements if submitted through Instagram or Twitter;

(viii) Must not contain an advertisement or solicitation not affiliated with the Sponsor; and

(ix) Must not contain any imagery, content or intellectual property that is owned by a third party, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Without limiting the foregoing restriction, the Submission should not contain any visible logos, drawings, cartoons, phrases, trademarks or other third party materials. If a Submission does include such material, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, alter the Submission to remove it, or disqualify the individual’s entry into the Promotion.

Photos must also comply with any applicable submission requirements as dictated by the social media platform used for entry.
By entering the Promotion, you warrant and represent that your Submission is your own original work created by you, has not been previously published, has not won a previous prize or award, that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Submission and that the Submission does not violate any law, regulation or any right of any third-party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, publicity and/or privacy. Please understand that submitting a Submission that is copyrighted by another individual, or otherwise subject to the rights of another individual, will make you responsible for any legal action the legal copyright or other rights holder might take against you related to the Photo or Submission.
By submitting an entry into the Promotion, you hereby grant to the Sponsor the right, without limitation, to display the Submission in any media now known or hereinafter developed. Further, you agree to grant to the Sponsor all rights of ownership, reproduction, and use of the Submission or any text or information incorporated in the Submission, for any purpose whatsoever without compensation or further permission, including but not limited to an irrevocable and perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right, in all media (now known or later developed) to assign, license, use, publish, edit, adapt, modify, alter, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, display, copyright, create derivative works or otherwise exploit the Submission, for commercial or non-commercial use, and without compensation to you.
As a National Student Day Promotion participant, your participation is completely voluntary.

Sponsor will award prizes to TWENTY-FIVE (25) entries chosen by random selection. Each prize, as stated on, is comprised of the following:

  • One (1) $100 credit to the entrant’s campus bookstore; along with one (1) $100 donation to the bookstore featured in the Submission. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is $200. The total ARV of all prizes is $5,000.
LIMIT – ONE (1) PRIZE PER PERSON. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. Prize is non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, and no substitution will be made except Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed above. Sponsor is responsible only for prize and prize delivery. Expenses not specifically stated above, together with the reporting and payment of all applicable federal, state, and/or local taxes, fees, duties, gratuities, and/or surcharges, if any, arising out of, or resulting from, acceptance or use of a prize, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Other restrictions, conditions, and/or limitations may apply.

NACS encourages campus store staff to take a picture of winners when they arrive to claim the prize. Upon the event that you are selected as a winner, registering for this Promotion constitutes your agreement for the college store staff to take your picture and for your image, along with your first name and the name of the college/university/high school you attended at the time the prize was awarded, to be used in National Student Day and/or NACS publications and/or web sites/social media.
Twenty five potential winners will be chosen by random selection from all eligible entries received on or about October 21, 2016. Winners will be posted on this page on or about November 4, 2016. All decisions of Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s representatives are final on all matters relating to this Promotion.
Sponsor will evaluate the TWENTY-FIVE (25) entries that are selected to potentially receive the prizes to ensure that they are in the spirit of the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that is not in the spirit of the Promotion, or that does not meet the Submission Requirements described above. Sponsor may also disqualify any entries that violate or appear to violate any law, regulation or any right of any third-party, including but not limited to rights of copyright, trademark, publicity and/or privacy. Sponsor also reserves the right to not award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters.

Potential winners will be notified by Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent through the email address or social media account provided at the time of registration and will be required to respond to that email with their complete name, mailing address, name of school and date of birth within 72 hours of email notification or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. If a potential winner entered via Twitter, Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent will first notify potential winner by direct message via Twitter. Potential winner must respond to the direct message with their email address within 72 hours of direct message or prize will be forfeited. If a potential winner entered via Instagram, Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent will post a comment to potential winner’s Photo requesting potential winner’s email address. Email address must be provided within 72 hours of notification or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor or Sponsor’s agent will then contact potential winner via email to verify identity and contact information. Potential winner may be required to demonstrate control of the Instagram account associated with a winning Submission.

All potential winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) and liability/publicity release (where permitted) within 14 days of request. If you are a minor in your jurisdiction of residence, a parent or legal guardian will be required to sign any necessary documentation. Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion. Failure to respond to any prize notification or failure to comply with any requirements listed herein will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. If any prize or prize-related communication is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account, mailing address, e-mail address, and/or telephone number of entrants that may result in Sponsor being unable to communicate with entrants. Any unclaimed or undeliverable prize may not be awarded. Prize will be shipped to the address provided within six weeks of the end of the Promotion Period.

You agree not to abuse the Promotion by conduct which is detrimental to our interests. You may not: (a) activate or use more than one account; (b) present false or misleading information to us; (c) assist another individual or entity in conducting fraudulent, abusive, manipulative, or illegal activity. Any entrant suspected of engaging in any fraudulent, abusive, manipulative, or illegal activity may have their account terminated and/or entries disqualified and the entrant may be referred to appropriate law enforcement agencies if such action is deemed warranted. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply.

Any responses or material you provide on the web site becomes our property and we are free to use such information, including ideas, photographs, text, and video, in any way we see fit, including commercial purposes without any further consent from you, and you agree to cooperate with us, including signing any supporting documentation we reasonably require, confirming our unqualified ownership therein, including copyright ownership and your waiver of any applicable moral rights.

These Rules are governed by the laws of the State of Ohio without respect to any conflicts of law provisions, and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Ohio courts in respect of any disputes that may arise in connection herewith.

A waiver by us of any breach by you of any of the provisions of these Official Rules or our acquiescence to any act (whether by commission or omission) which but for such acquiescence would be a breach as aforesaid shall not constitute a general waiver such provision or of any subsequent act contrary thereto.

We take your privacy very seriously. Personally identifiable information that we gather from you in connection with the Promotion and/or the web site is governed by our Privacy Policy.

We have no control over the Internet and cannot prevent the interception of messages by unauthorized parties or guarantee that such unauthorized parties may not be able to decrypt encrypted messages.

We are not responsible for unavailable network connections; failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions; online failures; hardware, software or other technical malfunctions or disturbances; or any other communications failures or circumstances affecting, disrupting or corrupting the Promotion in any manner including without limitation, your ability to participate in the Promotion. We are also not responsible for any damage to your computer occasioned by participation in the Promotion or downloading of any information necessary to participate in the Promotion.

All websites and online services, including all content or services made available on or accessed through the NACS website, are provided “as is.” We make no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever for the content on the website. Further, we disclaim any express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, non-infringement, title merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained on any website or any materials or content contained therein will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the website or the server that makes it will be corrected, or will be free of viruses or other harmful components. In no event will we be liable under any theory of tort, contract, strict liability, or other legal or equitable theory for any lost profits, lost data, lost opportunities, costs of cover exemplary, punitive, personal injury/wrongful death, special incidental, indirect or other consequential damages, each of which is hereby excluded by agreement of the parties regardless of whether or not either party has been advised of the possibility of damages.


We may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend any participant’s access to all or part of the Promotion and any NACS-controlled web site or area of a website including the cancellation of some or all of the Promotion prize for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Official Rules, or taking actions that are inconsistent with the intent of these Official Rules. We will be the sole determiner in cases of suspected abuse, fraud, or breach of these Official Rules. Any decision we make relating to termination or suspension of any account (including the cancellation of prize) shall be final and binding. We shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Promotion or termination of your prize.

You agree to indemnify, defend, release and hold harmless NACS, its employees, directors, officers, agents, and representatives, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from and against any and all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses whatsoever, including attorney fees, arising from or related to the Promotion, any breach by you of any of these Official Rules or applicable laws, or in any other way arising out of your use of a prize or Promotion-related web site or any content contained therein.
To obtain a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: National Association of College Stores, Attn: National Student Day Promotion Winners List Request, 500 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074. Vermont residents may omit return postage. Winners list requests must be received by May 5, 2016. Winners list will be sent after selection and verification of winners.
National Association of College Stores, 500 E. Lorain St., Oberlin, OH 44074.