Teacher Appreciation Grant Giveaway Official Rules

OVERVIEW/ENTRY PERIODS: OOLY’s Teacher Appreciation Grant Giveaway starts on May 1st, 2020 at 12:01AM (PST) and ends on May 10th, 2020 at 11:59 pm (PST). Five (5) winners will be selected at the end of the Giveaway via a random drawing from among the eligible entries received by the close of the Giveaway period. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of the drawing. OOLY will announce the five (5) winners on their social media channels by or before Friday, May 15th, 2020.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: This Giveaway is offered only to teachers of grades Pre-K thru 12 who are currently employed as a licensed teacher or school administrator in an accredited school in the United States, or in a preschool program that is based in an accredited Pre-K thru-12 school in the United States are eligible to enter. Entrants that do not abide by or consent to AdoptAClassroom.org Terms of Use are not eligible to enter. Employees, officers, and directors of OOLY, its shareholders, parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and production agencies, and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, and the “steps” of each) and persons living in the same household of each (whether related or not) are not eligible to enter. This Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and OOLY’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter this Giveaway, go to http://ooly.com/pages/teacher-grant-giveaway  or navigate to the Giveaway page from OOLY’s social channels, during the Giveaway Period and;


  1. Follow the online instructions to complete the entry form.
  2. Confirm you qualify.
  3. Provide First and Last Name, Email Address, the name of the school where you teach, including the city and state, (this is for qualification purposes only), and a couple of sentences telling us how the grant will be utilized and/or how the funds will help the classroom. 
  4. Check the boxes confirming that you have (i) read and agree to OOLY’s official giveaway rules.


  1. Follow the online instructions to complete the nomination form for the qualified teacher you would like to to nominate.
  2. Provide your First and Last Name and Email Address and the Nominee’s First and Last Name, the name of the school where the Nominee teaches including the city and state, (this is for qualification purposes only), and a couple of sentences telling us why they are being nominated. 
  3. Check the boxes confirming that you have (i) read and agree to OOLY’s official giveaway rules, and (ii) that you have read and agree to abide by these Official Rules. 

PRIZES: After confirming qualification, the five (5) Teacher Winners will receive $750 credit which will be redeemable through AdoptAClassroom.org’s online shop. Winners must register with AdoptAClassroom.org in order to redeem the credit. Registration instructions will be communicated once winners have been confirmed. A prize winner may not assign, sell, or otherwise transfer their prize to another person.  No cash redemptions will be allowed. The winner will be responsible for all federal, state, and local income taxes resulting from acceptance of their prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for OOLY to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry form information for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Odds of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway period. 

HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE: Winners will be selected by a random drawing. Each of the five (5) Teacher Winners will be notified via email with instructions on how to claim the prize. If a potential prize winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, declines to accept their prize, or if OOLY is unable to contact a potential prize winner within three (3) business days of the date of the applicable drawing, or in the event that a prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and, in OOLY’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among the remaining entries in the applicable drawing pool. The prize winner(s) may be required to furnish proof of identification. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: OOLY is not responsible for: (i) electronic transmission or entries that are late,  incomplete, illegible, garbled, destroyed, misdirected, or not received by OOLY for any reason; (ii) any problems or technical malfunctions, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communication failures or human error that may occur in the transmission, receipt or processing of entries, or for deletion, theft, or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (iii) failed or unavailable hardware, network, or software; (iv) causes beyond OOLY’s reasonable control that jeopardize the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Giveaway; (v) incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by entrants or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (vi) any typographical or other error in any printing or advertising relating to the Giveaway, in the administration or execution of the Giveaway, or in the announcement of the prize winners; or (vii) cheating or fraud by any entrant. All incomplete or non-conforming entries will be disqualified.

OOLY reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway, or who acts in violation of these Official Rules or in a disruptive manner.  OOLY’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term.

By entering, each entrant agrees to indemnify, release, defend, and hold harmless OOLY, and their respective shareholders, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and the officers, directors, and employees of each of the foregoing (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost, or expense whatsoever arising from or in connection with participation in the Giveaway or the acceptance, possession, and/or use/misuse of a prize (if awarded to them).  By accepting a prize, the winner acknowledges that OOLY has neither made, nor is in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize or any portion thereof.

DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW: THIS GIVEAWAY IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. By participating, entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claim, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Giveaway or any prize shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal, state, or local court, (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to the actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including but not limited to costs associated with entering this Giveaway, but in no event attorneys’ fees, and (c) to the extent allowed by applicable law, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and/or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. 

The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

In the event that there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Giveaway-related materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern, and control.

PERSONAL INFORMATION: Any personally-identifiable information collected during entrant’s participation in this Giveaway will be collected by OOLY and used by OOLY, its affiliates and agents, only for the purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Giveaway as described in these Official Rules, and in accordance with any opt-ins an entrant may have agreed to during the registration process. An opt-in affirmation is provided at the time of entry for all contestants.

WINNERS: A list of prize winners (first name and/or social handle) will be published on OOLY’s Instagram and Facebook.

GENERAL: By entering the Giveaway, entrants agree to abide by and accept these Official Rules and the decisions of OOLY, which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to the Giveaway. Entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in these Official Rules. In no event will more prizes be awarded than are stated in these Official Rules. In the event that, due to technical, typographical, mechanical, human, or other errors, more than one (1) person is notified as a potential prize winner for the same Giveaway drawing, a random drawing from among all such notified entrants will be held to determine the actual prize winner. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

PRIVACY POLICY: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the OOLY website. Read Privacy Policy here.

SUMMARY: This Giveaway is sponsored and administered by OOLY. Facebook and/or Instagram has not offered or sponsored this Giveaway in any way. No purchase, text message, or payment is necessary to enter and will not increase chances of winning. Starts May 1st, 2020, at 12:01AM (PST) and ends May 10th, 2020 at 11:59 PM (PST). Must qualify and be a legal U.S. resident age 18 years or older.