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$3,000 Giveaway1

No purchase, payment, or card use of any kind necessary to enter or win. Ends 9/30/24. Open to leg res of IL, MI & WI, 18+. Void outside of IL, MI & WI. See Official Rules for complete details, retailer restrictions, and how to enter without making a purchase.

Gear up to go back to school with a chance to win - $3K Giveaway!1

It's time to get those back to school supplies for you or your family. You have a budget and you're looking to save as much as you can. You ask yourself "how much should I spend on school supplies... and why are they so expensive"? While we can't help you with the increasing cost of your back to school shopping, we do have something to make this school year extra special!

When you make a qualifying purchase with your Advia Visa® Credit or Debit Card for school supplies, clothes, and more, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win $3,000 – up to three entries weekly.1 From July 1 to September 30, 2024, simply use your card for:

Office and School Supplies
Department Stores and Wholesale Clubs
Electronics and Computer Software
Clothing and Accessories
Sporting Goods Stores
Books Stores and More

Official Rules

No purchase or card use necessary to enter or win. See Official Rules for complete details, retailer restrictions, and how to enter without making a purchase.

Advia Credit Union’s 
$3K Back-to-School Sweepstakes Official Rules



ELIGIBILITY: Advia Credit Union’s $3K Back-to-School Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to Advia Credit Union members who are primary cardholders in good standing who are legal residents of the States of Illinois-IL, Michigan-MI, and Wisconsin-WI, who must have either a Social Security Number or Tax Identification Number and are 18 years of age or older as of July 1, 2024 (eligible “Participants” or “Entrant”). Employees and volunteers of Advia Credit Union (“Sponsor” or “Advia CU”), JXM advertising agency, their respective subsidiaries, advertising/promotion agencies, each of their respective officers, directors, and agents (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate families (spouse, parents, IRS dependents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of such employees, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of the prize winner. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable, federal, state, local laws, and regulations. Void in all other States of the United States and U.S. Territories and wherever else prohibited by law.

DESCRIPTION & SWEEPSTAKES TIMING: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 1, 2024, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on September 30, 2024 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). The Sponsor’s computer will be the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes: Purchase Entry Method: An Advia CU member, who is the primary cardholder on their account, will receive one (1) automatic Sweepstakes entry, up to a maximum of three (3) entries each week, when they make an eligible purchase at a verified back-to-school type merchant (designated merchant category codes below): with a valid Advia Credit Union Visa® Debit Card or Visa® Advantage Points or Fixed Rate Credit Card during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.

  • 5111 Stationary, Office Supplies, Printing, and Writing Paper
  • 5137 Men's, Women's and Children's Uniforms
  • 5300 Wholesale Clubs
  • 5311 Department Stores
  • 5611 Men's and Boys' Clothing and Accessories
  • 5621 Women's Ready-To-Wear
  • 5631 Women's Accessory and Specialty Shops
  • 5641 Children's and Infants' Wear Stores
  • 5651 Family Clothing Stores
  • 5655 Sports and Riding Apparel Stores
  • 5661 Shoe Stores
  • 5691 Men's and Women's Clothing Stores
  • 5732 Electronic Stores
  • 5734 Computer Software Stores
  • 5941 Sporting Goods Stores
  • 5942 Book Stores
  • 5943 Stationery Stores, Office and School Supply Stores

Qualifying purchases will be limited to three (3) per week*. Entries received in excess of the allowable limit noted above will be void. Entries from unauthorized card use or purchases made on cards that are lost, stolen, or fraudulent credit or debit cards are void.

To enter without purchase or obligation: To receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry each time a valid alternate entry is submitted, up to a maximum of three (3) entries each week, an Advia CU member may send in a mail-in entry on a 3“x 5” piece of paper and handwrite their full name, street address, city, state, ZIP code (no PO Boxes allowed), daytime phone number and e-mail address and the location of the Advia CU that you most often visit, and mail it, in a #10 size envelope that must have your full name and complete mailing address that is legibly hand written in upper left hand corner on the outside of the envelope with only an affixed postage stamp that can be used to pay for postage fee (using a metered postage machine will not be accepted as a form of payment for postage and entry would be disqualified), to: Advia CU $3K Back-to-School Sweepstakes, c/o Marden Kane Inc., PO Box 738, Syosset, NY 11791-0738. Mail-in entries are limited to no more than three (3) per week*. Each mail-in entry must be sent in a separate envelope and be postmarked by September 30, 2024, and received no later than October 7, 2024, to be eligible for the random drawing. All mail-in entries received become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, damaged, postage due or misdirected entries, all of which will be disqualified.

Proof of mailing alternate entry does not constitute proof of actual receipt/delivery of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Please be advised that you are only entering Advia Credit Union’s $3K Back-to-School Sweepstakes and will NOT receive an entry into any other sweepstakes at this time. By participating in the Sweepstakes through the use of your valid Visa® Debit Card or Visa® Advantage Points or Fixed Rate Credit Card to make a verified purchase and/or your submission of an alternate method of entry, all Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes. *Sweepstakes entries are limited to no more than a combination of three (3) per primary cardholder/per week, using only one (1) email address throughout the Sweepstakes Entry Period, regardless of entry method used. All other entries received from any primary cardholder or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void and Entrant may be disqualified.

PRIVACY & PERSONAL INFORMATION: At the time of Sweepstakes entry, Entrants will have the opportunity to opt-in to receive further communications from the Sponsor. Entrants are not required to opt-in to participate in this Sweepstakes and opting in will not increase your chances of winning. If an Entrant chooses to opt-in, the Entrant thereby grants the Sponsor permission to send him/her future communications regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to the Sponsor’s services and products. Any information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be used only in a manner consistent with the consent given by the Entrants at the time of entry, with these Official Rules, and with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at:

RANDOM DRAWING DETAILS: A random drawing will be conducted by Marden Kane, Inc. (“Administrator”), an independent judging organization, on or about October 18, 2024 from all eligible entries received. Potential winner will be contacted on or about October 24, 2024. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to the random drawing and all other matters regarding this Sweepstakes. Grand Prize will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible entries are received by the Sweepstakes Entry Period deadline date in order to conduct the random drawing. Prize is nontransferable and no substitutions are allowed except by Advia CU who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater approximate retail value and comparable use. Potential winner is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: $3,000 awarded in the form of one-time (1) deposit into Winner’s Advia CU Share Savings Account within approximately two (2) weeks after prize confirmation and verification has been completed (“Grand Prize”).

Winner must have each of their accounts in good standing in accordance with the terms described in the Advia CU Account Disclosures and Agreements posted at: or else their entry would be disqualified, and an alternate potential winner would be selected in accordance with these Official Rules. The winner shall bear all risk of loss to their prize after being awarded it by Advia CU who is not responsible for it being lost, stolen, or withdrawn from their Advia CU Share Savings Account without permission; nor will the prize be replaced. Any and all other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specifically stated within these Official Rules as being provided, are the sole responsibility of the winner, including, without limitation, all federal, state, and local taxes. If due to a printing, production, technical, human, or other type of error, more than one (1) Grand Prize is claimed than is to be awarded, the intended prize will be awarded in a random drawing from among all verified and validated prize claims received for the Grand Prize. In no event will more than one (1) Grand Prize be awarded.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION: Potential Grand Prize winner will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity/Release Form (“Affidavit”) before being awarded the prize which must be returned within ten (10) days of attempted notification. As required by law, the Grand Prize winner, who will be awarded a prize valued at $600 or more, will also be required to report their prize to the IRS and complete the W9 Form with their social security number. Prize award is subject to verification of potential Grand Prize winner’s identity and eligibility to Sponsor’s satisfaction. In the event that the potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to return the Affidavit within the required timeframe noted above, refuses the prize, or is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will select an alternate potential winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries, if time permitting, up to four (4) alternates. If each of the alternate potential winners are disqualified, the prize will not be awarded. No compensation will be given upon prize forfeiture.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: All materials submitted become the sole property of Advia CU and will not be returned. The Affidavit is subject to verification by Advia CU. The awarding of the prize is contingent on individual’s full compliance with these Official Rules, as determined by Advia CU in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right not to award the stated prize if, in its’ sole discretion, it determines that it does not have a sufficient number of qualified entries. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission of the winner to allow Advia CU and its agencies the right to use winner’s name, city, state, prize information, biographical information, comments, voice, image, photograph, and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, trade and/or publicity without further compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered, in perpetuity, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval, unless prohibited by law. If winner is found to have falsified any data or material, the winner forfeits his/her prize and is disqualified, and an alternate winner will be selected according to the original winner selection method. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures, or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes or advertising materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control.

In the event of a dispute over the identity of the potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the primary cardholder of the account at the time of entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the primary cardholder of such account. The primary cardholder is deemed as the person assigned to an account by Advia CU who is responsible for maintaining a status of good standing. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the Entrant changes his or her email address after the Sweepstakes Entry Period has ended. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned to Entrant. By participating in the Sweepstakes, all Entrants agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless employees and volunteers of Sponsor, JXM advertising agency and their respective parent, subsidiaries and all of their respective employees, directors, officers, agents, successors and assigns, (collectively “Releasees”), from any injuries, losses, damages, claims and actions of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, non-use or misuse of a prize. Advia CU and its agents, as defined above as part of Releasees, shall not be responsible for printing, typographical or other inadvertent errors in any Sweepstakes-related materials or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of winner; or winner’s paperwork to be processed that is lost, misdirected, delayed, undecipherable, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly for any reason, including any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computer, telephone, paper transfer, or human error or electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error. Sponsor is not required to enter into correspondence with Entrants, including via e-mail. Sponsor and all other Released Parties (as defined above) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any part of the Prize, including, without limitation, as to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL & CIVIL LAWS & SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, ADVIA CREDIT UNION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Advia CU’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Any automated and/or electronic submission of entry (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot, or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these or related email or IP addresses may be blocked. If, in Advia CU’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Advia CU reserves the right at their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes among all valid entries received as of the termination date. The Sponsor will not be responsible for acts of God, dangerous weather conditions, pandemic virus, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, or any other matters beyond the Sponsor's reasonable control (each a “Force Majeure” event) that may cause the cancellation or postponement of the Sweepstakes. In the event of termination of the Sweepstakes, a notice will be publicized by Sponsor and a drawing to award the Grand Prize will be conducted from among all eligible entries received prior to termination.

In the event of any discrepancy between the privacy policy and these Official Rules, the privacy policy shall control and govern. To review Advia CU’s privacy policy please go to:

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States and the State of Michigan, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Michigan, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Michigan.

Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, each Participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the Participant and any Releasee, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize awarded, or the determination of the winner must be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will a Participant be permitted or entitled to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than Participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (if any), and Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

COPY OF RULES: For a copy of the Official Rules visit:

WHO WON: For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, by October 15, 2024, to: Advia CU $3K Back-to-School Sweepstakes Winner, Attention: Marketing Department; 6400 West Main Street; Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

SPONSOR: Advia Credit Union, 6400 West Main Street; Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

ADMINISTRATOR: Marden-Kane, Inc., 575 Underhill Blvd., Suite 222, Syosset, NY 11791-3416.

OPT-OUT: If you do not wish to receive future sweepstakes mailings from Advia CU, please write to Sponsor’s address listed above.