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2011 Bankrate Brokerage Contest official rules

OFFICIAL RULES

Bankrate Brokerage contest

No Purchase Necessary.
This contest is open only to legal United States residents (except Arizona).
United States law governs this contest.

ELIGIBILITY: United States law governs this contest. This contest is open only to legal residents of the United States (except Arizona), 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees and their immediate families, including household members, of Bankrate Inc., ("Bankrate, Inc.") its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible. This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws of the United States. Void in Arizona and where prohibited. Winners agree that Bankrate Inc., its affiliates and their agencies and employees shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this promotion or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded. Bankrate Inc. reserves the right to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner. Bankrate Inc. will not enter into correspondence, including email.

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning June 10, 2011, Bankrate Inc. will conduct a national contest whereby one winner will receive $200 for posting the following link on the winner's Facebook page, or for tweeting the following link. http://www.bankrate.com/finance/investing/brokerage-accounts.aspx

You can enter this contest online by Facebook or Twitter, or by mail. There are no restrictions on the number of entries submitted per person or per household.

Online Entry: To enter the contest online, post this link onto your Facebook or Twitter account: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/investing/brokerage-accounts.aspx.

Mail-in Entry: To enter the sweepstakes via mail, send your name, address, daytime telephone number, age and email address to: Bankrate.com Brokerage Contest, 11760 U.S. Highway One, N. Palm Beach, FL, 33408.

An eligible entrant may use either entry method.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Eligible entrants must enter via online methods as described above or via mail. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Neither Bankrate, Inc. nor its affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, or any telephone network or service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access any website or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, postage due, illegible, or misdirected entries.

HOW TO WIN: Bankrate, Inc. representatives will choose a winner from among all the (http://www.bankrate.com/finance/investing/brokerage-accounts.aspx) links shared on Facebook and Twitter between June 10, 2011 and June 24, 2011. Bankrate representatives will choose the winner at random. The winner will then be contacted.

The winner's name will be posted on the main contest page located at Bankrate's official Facebook and Twitter pages.

The decision of the designated representative of Bankrate, Inc. shall be final and binding. The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received. Each Winner must meet all eligibility requirements including the execution and return of all necessary releases and the required Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability for Participation and Publicity.

VALUE OF PRIZE: Maximum value of Prize: $200. No substitution or transfer of prizes is permitted. Prizes are nontransferable.

WINNERS: Winner will be notified via email, Facebook or Twitter on or around June 24, 2011. The $200 Prize must be claimed within 3 weeks, or the second randomly selected link will be chosen as the winner.

Bankrate, Inc. will issue a check to each winner within eight (8) weeks of receipt of executed receipts and signed releases.

Each winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability for Participation and Publicity prior to and as condition of acceptance of the Grand Prize. Failure to return documents as specified, or if the prize notification is returned as undeliverable, will result in the entry being disqualified and the second highest-ranked tip selected as the winner.

By entry into this contest, each winner consents to the use of his/her name, identity and/or photograph for promotional purposes, including online announcements, without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Failure to consent to the usage of name and photograph will result in the entry being disqualified and the second randomly selected link will be chosen as the winner.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER NAME OR OFFICIAL RULES: For the winners list, or a copy of these Official Rules, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope (residents of Washington state and Vermont need not include return postage) to Bankrate.com Brokerage Contest, 11760 U.S. Highway One, N. Palm Beach, FL, 33408. Please specify whether you are requesting the name of the Grand Prize Winner or the Official Rules.

TAMPERING: If, in the opinion of the designated representative of Bankrate, Inc., there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or nonelectronic tampering with any portion of the contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the contest, Bankrate, Inc. reserves the right to terminate the online portion of the contest and choose a winning tip from among all mail-in and online entries received as of the termination date. If the contest is terminated prior to the end of the stated Entry Period, notice will be posted at Bankrate. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Bankrate, Inc. or its agents.

PRIVACY NOTICE: Entrants should read the "Privacy Statement."

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