Giveaway Rules

DATES OF SWEEPSTAKES. Sweepstakes begins on December 15, 2023 at 12:00 pm noon Central Time and ends on December 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time (the “Promotion Period”).


    A purchase of a product or service from Nelnet or any of its affiliated companies will not improve the chance of winning. Void where prohibited. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws.


    The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia at the time of entry (excluding Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other US territories); who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry (the “Entrant”). Entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry. Employees of Nelnet, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, web site providers or other parties involved in any aspect with the creation, production, operation, execution and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes and the immediate family members (parents, siblings, children and spouse) and/or those living in the same household (whether or not related) of each are not eligible to win. YOU MUST NOT BE PROHIBITED BY YOUR EMPLOYER’S RULES, CODE OF ETHICS, OR CODE OF CONDUCT, OR BY FEDERAL OR STATE LAW FROM ENTERING THIS PROMOTION OR FROM WINNING THE PRIZE. In the event the potential winner is ineligible to participate based upon the information contained in the background check, an alternate winner will be selected by a random drawing.

  3. HOW DO I ENTER? There is (1) ways to enter:

    • INSTAGRAM: Visit (collectively referred to herein as “the Online Website”), both Like and Follow the post shared by Nelnet, and Follow the tagged accounts [Saro Cider, Canyon Joes Barbeque, The Mill Coffee and Tea, and Noonies Homemade Fudge] profile during the Promotion Period. All Online entries must be received by December 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central Time.
    • Regardless of the entry method used to enter the Sweepstakes:
      • Entries that are incomplete or non-compliant with these Official Rules will be void.
      • Proof of submitting will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor; responsibility for receipt of entry rests solely with the entrant.
      • Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete entry of information or for entries which are electronically garbled, damaged, incompletely received, otherwise defective or lost in cyberspace due to any reason, all of which will be voided.
      • Automated or robotic entries will be blocked and disregarded.
      • Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor; responsibility for receipt of entry rests solely with the entrant.
      • Entries submitted by anyone other than Entrant are void. In case of dispute as to the identity of any Entrant, entry will be declared made by the registered name and address on such entry. Any potential prize winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that such person is the prize winner.

    ALL ENTRIES: Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, delayed, misdirected, illegible, damaged, and incomplete. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will neither be acknowledged nor returned. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. Limit one (1) entry per Online Website per person, all additional entries will be disregarded and not permitted. Submitting an entry constitutes agreeing to the terms of these Official Rules.

  4. WHAT CAN I WIN? Participants can enter to win a gift package containing: One (1) Saro Cider beanie, one (1) 12oz. container of Canyon Joes Barbecue Red Dirt Rub, two (2) 8oz. bags of The Mill’s pre-packaged coffee grounds, and two (2) bars of Noonies homemade fudge.

    Grand Prizes One (1) winner will receive Prize presented in the form of a gift package. Total Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $55

    Winner and/or winner’s parent or legal guardian are responsible for the reporting and payment of all federal, state and local taxes incurred by the acceptance of the prize. Prize cannot be assigned, transferred, exchanged or otherwise redeemed. Sponsor is not responsible for any costs associated with accepting or otherwise using the prize. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. In the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to the Sponsor and its agents to use winner’s name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. No more than the stated number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.

  5. HOW DO I WIN?

    Potential prize winner will be selected in a random drawing conducted on or about December 22, 2023, from among all entries received. Method of entry does not affect chance of winning. You are not a winner until your prize claim is validated and you receive official written notification from the Sponsor. Potential prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from all entries received. You may only win once. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. Three (3) attempts will be made to contact the potential Prize winner by Facebook or Instagram direct message of the profile that submitted the entry. Actual means of notification to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. If the potential Prize winner is unable to be reached within five (5) days of the third contact attempt, or refuses to accept the prize, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. If receipt of the prize is restricted by law or employment policy applicable to the potential winner or potential winner’s family (parents, children, siblings and spouse) and member of the households (whether or not related) of each, the potential winner will be disqualified and another winner selected.

    Potential prize winner(s) may be required, at Sponsor’s discretion, to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Prize Documents”) within fourteen (14) days of receipt of Prize Documents. Sponsor shall have no liability or responsibility to award any prize where: (a) any required Prize Documents are not fully executed and received by Sponsor at the designated address by the due date specified in Prize Documents; or (b) if any mail addressed to the potential Winner is returned to Sponsor as undeliverable without a forwarding address or if potential Winner cannot be contacted for any reason; or (c) potential Winner is deemed ineligible or otherwise non-compliant with any aspect of these Official Rules. Noncompliance will result in disqualification of the potential Prize winner and the selection of an alternate Prize winner. All prizes will be awarded. BY ENTERING THIS PROMOTION, THE ENTRANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND REPRESENTS TO THE SPONSOR THAT THE ENTRANT IS NOT PROHIBITED FROM WINNING THE PRIZE BY ANY FEDERAL OR STATE LAW OR REGULATION OR BY ANY RULES, CODE OF ETHICS OR CODE OF CONDUCT REQUIREMENTS OF ENTRANT’S EMPLOYER OR APPLICABLE TO ENTRANT’S EMPLOYMENT.

    Potential prize winner may be subject to a background check, which must be satisfactory in Sponsor’s absolute discretion, before Sponsor determines potential winner’s eligibility to appear in Promotion-related advertising. Potential winner may be ineligible to participate in promotion advertising based upon the information contained in the background check.


    By entering this Promotion, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor and its agents, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify and prohibit any Entrant from participating in the Promotion or winning a prize who Sponsor suspects, in the sole discretion, of attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse or threaten or harass any of the Sponsors’ representatives or otherwise failing to comply with these Rules. NOTE: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SPONSOR OR ITS AGENTS OR UNDERMINING THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


    No liability is assumed for illegible or incomplete entry information or for telephone-related technical difficulties or for technical, hardware, or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Promotion. If, in the Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Promotion, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Promotion, or an unauthorized intervention or any other cause adversely affects the proper administration, play or conduct of the Promotion, the Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to (a) suspend or cancel the Promotion in part or its entirety; (b) void any suspected entries, and/or (c) conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all the entries received prior to suspension or cancellation. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of these Official Rules or any materials associated with the administration of the Promotion or the announcement of the prize.


    Each entrant and each winner, by entering this Promotion or by acceptance of any prize, agrees on behalf of him/herself, his/her heirs, executors, representatives, assigns, administrators and next of kin to indemnify, hold harmless and release the Sponsor, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated businesses and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, advisors, assignees, agents, representatives and any other person or entity associated with this Promotion from any and all liability claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damage or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, enjoyment, ownership or use of the prize. The Sponsor expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for injury or loss to any person or property relating to the delivery and/or subsequent use of any prize awarded.


    As a condition of participating in this Promotion, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resorting to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of Utah; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., reasonable costs associated with entering this Promotion), and entrant further waives any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law, rules or provisions (whether of the State of Utah or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Utah.


    Information entrants provide to Sponsor will be used to communicate with entrants regarding this Promotion and otherwise as set forth in these Official Rules, as well as to contact entrants at a later date with respect to products or services which the Sponsor believes may be of interest to them. By submitting an entry, all entrants acknowledge and agree that the personal information that they have provided will be maintained by the Sponsor, all in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at].


    By submitting an entry or accepting a prize, where permitted by law, each winner grants to Sponsor (and agrees to confirm that grant in writing) and those acting pursuant to the authority of the Sponsor the unconditional and irrevocable right and license, without any further compensation, consideration, notice, review or consent, to use, exhibit and publish, in any medium now known or hereinafter known at any time, the following: (a) their name, city and state, age, image, likeness, voice, biographical information and statement for advertising, publicity, trade and public relations purposes, to the extent permitted by law; and (b) any film, tape recording or other reproduction of their appearance or voice upon the awarding of the Grand Prize.


    The name of the Prize winner and these Official Rules are available by mail. To receive a Winners’ List or the Official Rules, send a written request with a self-addressed stamped envelope before December 25, 2023 to either: “Nelnet Giveaway Winner” or “Nelnet Giveaway Rules,” at 600 P ST. Lincoln, NE 68508. All requests must be received by December 25, 2023.


    Nelnet, 600 P ST. Lincoln, NE 68508, sponsors this Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Promotion at any time and substitute another promotion in its place. If you do not wish to receive any further Promotion offers from Nelnet, please write to Opt out email, and state your request.


    This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any brands. The names of individuals, groups, companies, products and services which may be mentioned herein or as part of the Sweepstakes, and any corresponding likenesses, logos and images thereof reproduced herein, have been used for identification purposes only and may be the copyrighted properties and trademarks of their respective owners. The mention of any individual, group or company, or the inclusion of a product or service as a prize, does not imply any association with or endorsement by such individual, group or company or the manufacturer or distributor of such product or service and, except as otherwise indicated, no association or endorsement is intended or should be inferred.


    The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. For entrants, to the extent there is a conflict between these Official Rules and any terms of use or other agreement posted on the website, these Official Rules control.

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