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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 e-mail.

HOW TO ENTER: Beginning Jan. 9, 2012, and ending April 17, 2011, Bankrate, Inc. will conduct a national contest whereby three winners will each receive a cash prize of $200 for sharing daily tax tips from Bankrate's Daily Tax Tip newsletter on Facebook or Twitter.

You can enter this contest by signing up to subscribe to the Daily Tax Tip newsletter and tweeting on Twitter and/or posting on Facebook the daily tax tip contained in each newsletter. There are no restrictions on the number of entries submitted per person or per household. Contestants can earn more chances to win by sharing the tax tips each day on Facebook and Twitter. With each share, contests will get an additional contest entry. The winners will be chosen at random.

Online Entry: To enter the contest online, subscribe to the Daily Tax Tip newsletter and share the daily tax tip contained in each day's newsletter on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Mail-In Entry: To enter the contest via mail, send your name, address, daytime telephone number, age, and e-mail address to:  Bankrate.com Tax Tip Throwdown 2012, 11760 U.S. Highway One, N. Palm Beach, FL 33408 by April 17, 2012. Each mail-in entry is valid for one contest entry.

An eligible entrant may use either entry method.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Eligible entrants must enter via online or mail methods as described above. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. Neither Bankrate, Inc. nor its employees, 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 Web site or online service, or any other error or malfunction, or late, lost, postage due, illegible, or misdirected entries.

HOW TO WIN: Subscribe to Bankrate's Daily Tax Tip newsletter. Beginning Jan. 9, 2012, until April 17, 2012, open the newsletter and share the contained daily tax tip on Facebook and/or Twitter. Contestants can earn more chances to win the more they share. On April 17, 2012, three winners will be selected at random. The winners will then be contacted.

The winners' 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: Winners will be notified via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter on or around April 17, 2012. The Prize must be claimed within two weeks, or another winner will be chosen at random.

Bankrate, Inc. will issue a prize to the Winners 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 being disqualified and another contestant selected at random will be the winner.

By entry into this contest, Winners consent 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 another contestant selected at random will be the winner.

WINNERS' NAMES 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 Tax Tip Throwdown 2012, 11760 U.S. Highway One, N. Palm Beach, FL 33408. Please specify whether you are requesting the name of the Prize Winners 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 non-electronic 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, a 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.

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