Double Your Tax Refund Up to $1,000 Sweepstakes Official Rules and Qualifications
The 2021 Tax Refund Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is a limited time promotion sponsored by First Service Credit Union. The Sweepstakes can be stopped at any time without notice at the sole discretion of First Service Credit Union ("First Service").
ENTRY: No purchase is necessary to enter. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. The odds of winning will be determined by the total number of entries received. Entries can be earned in one of two ways:
- One entry will be earned for First Service receiving an ACH deposit of a tax refund from the IRS/Treasury into a First Service Eligible Account. “Eligible Accounts” mean one of the following First Service accounts: Free Checking with Debit Rewards, High Yield Checking, Money Market, Primary Savings, Additional Savings, Club Savings, and Savings IRA; or
- One entry will be earned by sending a letter or postcard via US Mail that contains the entrant’s contact information (full name, street address, city, state, ZIP code, phone number, and email address) to First Service Credit Union, ATTN: Marketing – 2021 Tax Refund Sweepstakes, PO Box 941914 Houston, TX 77094. Only one entry can be submitted per household.
ENTRY PERIOD: Deadline for receipt of all entries is 6:00 PM CDT on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The winner will be drawn on or before 6 PM CDT on April 30, 2021.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the United States who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Qualifications and to First Service’s decisions. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
INELIGIBILITY: First Service employees, directors, volunteers, and any of their immediate family members who live at the same household address are not eligible to win. First Service business accounts are ineligible from entry.
PRIZE: The winner will receive an account credit to their Eligible Account in the amount of whichever is lesser: the amount of their federal tax refund that was received from the IRS/Treasury between January 14, 2021, through 6:00 PM CDT on April 15, 2021 into an Eligible Account, or One Thousand Dollars ($1,000). If winner enters by sending First Service a letter or postcard via US Mail, they will win Five Hundred Dollars ($500). Winner must timely accept the prize as set forth herein. In order to receive the prize, the winner must sign a release authorizing First Service to create and/or obtain and use the winner’s name, photograph, voice, quotes/excerpts of his or her written or verbally expressed words, testimonial, years of membership with First Service, city of residence, a video and/or audio recording, or other likeness of himself or herself for any lawful purpose, including publicity, marketing, and promotion of First Service and its various programs. Payment will be made to winner within five (5) business days of acceptance. Winner need not be present to win. Winner must also sign an IRS form W-9 upon acceptance of the prize. Failure to comply with the requirements set forth herein will result in forfeiture of the prize, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. The drawing Sweepstakes are void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local and municipal laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
TAX ISSUES: Winner is responsible for any and all applicable federal income taxes or other taxes associated with the awarding of this prize. Winner will receive an IRS Form 1099-MISC from First Service for the prize. Consult a tax advisor or Certified Public Accountant with any tax questions.
DRAWING: One winner will be selected by a random drawing from all eligible entries. First Service will notify the winner via the phone number or email address on file after the drawing. Entrants are responsible for providing First Service with current and accurate contact information. If the winner does not respond and accept the prize within three (3) business days after First Service’s first contact attempt, the winner forfeits the prize, and a new winner will be selected via the same process set forth above, until a winner is notified and accepts the price within three (3) business days after First Service’s first contact attempt.