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Staples Coach of the Week1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal U.S. schools (grades K-12 ACCREDITED ONLY). Void in AR, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, MS, ND, SD, AK, NE, WY, HI and where prohibited.

2. ENTRY. "Staples Coach of the Week" Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on 7/1/02 and ends at 11:59 pm EST on 12/31/02. Three ways to enter: (1) To enter online: Visit www.staples.com/coach (2) To enter by mail: complete an official entry form or hand print your name, age, school name, school phone number, school address, entrant's relationship to school and local NFL team on a 3.5" x 5" card and mail to "Staples Coach of the Week", P.O. Box 3008, Rogers, MN 55374-3008. (3) To enter by facsimile: Fax completed official entry form or hand print your name, age, school name, school phone number, school address, entrant's relationship to school and local NFL team on 8.5" x 11" paper and fax to "Staples Coach of the Week" at 1-763-428-5289. Participating coaches are subject to change. Participating schools may collect and combine all entries from students and mail in one package. Limit: One entry per person per day, regardless of means of entry. In the case of multiple Internet entries in a given day, only the first entry will be accepted. Use of automated devices is not valid for entry. If there is a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the Authorized Account Holder regardless of the individual that submitted the entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. All entries must be received prior to any weekly drawing to be eligible. For the final weekly drawing, all mail-in entries must be postmarked by 12/31/02 and received by 1/6/03 and all email and facsimile entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm EST on 12/31/02. Staples the Office Superstore, Inc. ("Sponsor") is not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connection, miscommunications, failed phone or computer or telephone transmissions or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged, destroyed, delayed, misdirected or postage-due mail or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic. CAUTION: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operations of the Sweepstakes is a violation of the criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such entrant from the Sweepstakes. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes, but continue with the mail-in and fax entry portion.

3. DRAWING. Random drawings to award prizes will be conducted from among all eligible store, online, mail-in and facsimile entries received. All submitted entries will be sorted by NFL team areas based on entry data supplied. A panel of NFL representatives will review and select the best NFL coach of the week based on all NFL games played that week. The decisions of the NFL representatives will be based on no pre-determined criteria and their decisions will be final and binding. A coach can be selected only once. A random drawing for a weekly grand prize will then be conducted from all entries received from that coach's team area. There will be one drawing per week for the seventeen-week period. Random drawings will begin on or about 9/10/02. Entries must be received prior to each drawing date to be eligible for that drawing and will be valid for remaining drawings of this promotion/Sweepstakes unless the coach for your local team has previously won the Coach of the Week during the 2002 season. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE ONE'S CHANCES OF WINNING.

4. PRIZES. Each winning school will receive a grand prize package consisting of a Staples account with a credit balance of $5,000 which will be set up in the name of the winning school, and a school appearance by the local* NFL team coach or player. $5,000 credit is NOT redeemable, transferable or exchangeable for cash and cannot be applied to existing credit balances. Any amount of the $5,000 credit remaining after 1/31/04 will be forfeited. If winning school uses Staples account to purchase goods/services in excess of $5,000, winning school shall be solely responsible for such amount in excess of $5,000. Staples account is also subject to terms and conditions of use, as indicated thereon. (Estimated retail value of $5,000 for each grand prize package). Prizes cannot be substituted, assigned or transferred by winners. Winning entries will be awarded in the name of the school indicated. Any incidental expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winning schools are solely responsible for all applicable taxes in connection with prize. All federal, state, local laws and regulations apply. One prize per school district or address per NFL season. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of comparable value for all prizes. All winners will be notified by phone and confirmed by fax/mail. Should a coach be selected and there are no eligible entries from that area, a school will be selected at random from that winning coach's team area by taking the eligible entries by schools in that area during the 2001 Coach of the Week Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible online, facsimile and mail-in entries received. Odds of winning are based on the number of total entries received per NFL team area. Prizes are not redeemable for cash.
*Local NFL team is defined as team closest in proximity to winner's school.

5. ELIGIBILITY. Employees/Agents (and their respective family members) of any of the following organizations are ineligible to participate or win a prize: Sponsor, CMI, SFX Marketing, Inc., SFX Entertainment, Inc. d/b/a Clear Channel Entertainment, Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Clear Channel Worldwide, NFL Enterprises, L.P., NFL Properties, LLC or the National Football League and its Member Clubs, and each of their respective parent organizations, affiliates, governors, officers, directors, agents, employees, subsidiaries or service agencies [or independent contractors] (collectively, "Sponsor and Sweepstake Entities.")

6. CONDITIONS. Only complete entry forms are eligible. Once submitted, entries are the sole property of Sponsor, and will not be returned. Winners agree to hold harmless and indemnify Sponsor and Sweepstake Entities against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising out of entrant's participation in the promotion or the receipt or use or misuse of the prizes awarded herein. These aforementioned parties shall have no liability or responsibility whatsoever for lost, late, misdirected, destroyed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, postage-due mail entries, lost, interrupted or unavailable network server or other connection, miscommunications, failed computer or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other error of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic, any claim of personal injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with participation in this Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize awarded. NFL Enterprises, L.P., NFL Properties, LLC or the NFL and its affiliates or Member Clubs have not offered or sponsored this Sweepstakes in any way. Prizes are nontransferable. Except where prohibited by law, each potential prize-winning school will be required to sign (within 24 hours of telephone notification and receipt of the AECR Form) an Affidavit of Eligibility, Compliance and Release Form ("AECR Form") certifying eligibility and compliance with these rules, agreement to hold Sponsor and Sweepstake Entities harmless from any liability arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, acceptance, use or misuse of prize, and authorizing the use of the school's name, its principal's and/or teachers' names, photographs and likenesses for advertising and publicity except where prohibited by law. Noncompliance within this time will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize. An alternate winner will be selected by a random drawing from that same selected NFL team area. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and the official rules.

7. CONSUMER DISCLOSURE. NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. You have not yet won. There will be 17 drawings, but only one winner each week, and that is one winning school per local team whose coach is chosen as Coach of the Week. A coach can be chosen as Coach of the Week only once. The winning schools will each receive the following prize package: Staples account with $5,000 credit balance which must be spent by 1/31/04 or be forfeited. Approximate retail value of prize package is $5,000.00. Winners are solely responsible for all applicable taxes in connection with prize. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. All entries must be received prior to any weekly drawing to be eligible. For the final weekly drawing, all mail-in entries must be postmarked by 12/31/02 and received by 1/6/03 and all email and facsimile entries must be received no later than 11:59 pm EST on 12/31/02. Random drawings will begin on or about 9/10/02. Entries must be received prior to any drawing date to be eligible for that drawing and will be valid for remaining drawings of this promotion/ Sweepstakes unless the coach for your local team has previously won the Coach of the Week during the 2002 season. Sponsor is: Staples the Office Superstore, Inc. 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702.

8. WINNERS LIST. For a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked prior to January 31, 2003 to: "Staples Coach of the Week," Attn: Winners List, P.O. Box 70957, Chevy Chase, MD 20813-0957. For a copy of the rules send to above address marked "Staples Coach of the Week," Attn: Rules. Residents of VT may omit return postage.

9. You may have your name removed from our mailing list by writing to Staples Direct Sweepstakes DNSolicit, P.O. Box 70957, Chevy Chase, MD 20813-0957.

10. This Sweepstakes is sponsored and administered by Staples the Office Superstore, Inc. 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702.