DecidED (Student) 2024 Student Signup Sweepstakes: Official Sweepstakes Rules


Moneythink’s DecidED (Student) 2024 Sweepstakes  (“Student Sweepstakes”) begins on Friday, February 1, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time) and ends on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes is subject to these official rules (the “Official Rules”), and by entering, entrant agrees to be bound by them. 

This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Moneythink (“Sponsor”) a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Moneythink is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of entries and the overall administration of the giveaway. Entrants should look solely to Moneythink with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes.


Void where prohibited by law. Unless otherwise provided herein, the Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 47 United States and the District of Columbia (Rhode Island, New York, and Florida excluded), age 16 or older at the time of entry (“Entrant”). Eligible Entrants who are under the legal age of majority in their state of primary residence (a “Minor”) must get their parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Sweepstakes.  A Minor Entrant will be required to provide parental consent in a form satisfactory to the Sponsor before they can be declared a winner and any prize can be awarded under the terms of these Official Rules.   

Winners shall be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (the “Affidavit/Release”) as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. 


Entrants are automatically enrolled in the Sweepstakes after completing the following actions during the Sweepstakes Period:  

  • Create and/or log-in to a free DecidED student account between February 1 and March 31, 2024.
  • Add one or more schools (either from a 2-year or a 4-year program) to your profile in DecidED between February 1 and March 31, 2024.

Upon completion of the necessary requirements, you will receive one (1) automatic entry into the Sweepstakes. ALL ACTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE SWEEPSTAKES DEADLINE. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. There is NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY to participate in the Sweepstakes. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning.

Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any Entry, in its sole discretion, that appears to be generated by a so-called “spam” or automated email program or via scripts and automated submission.


ONE (1) FIRST PLACE winner will receive:

One (1) $200 Visa Gift Card (ARV $200.00);

Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all prizes offered: $200.00

Entries and prizes are non-transferable. Prize restrictions may apply per the prize provider issuing the prize. All prizes will be awarded if the number of eligible entries received equals or exceeds the number of prizes. One prize per person.

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.


A random drawing will take place within 5 days after the Sweepstakes entry deadline from among all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor at Sponsor’s offices located at 1730 Dwight Way, Berkeley, California 94703 USA. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Sponsor will announce the winners by publication on Sponsor’s Instagram ( social media channel following the drawing date (the “Social Media Platforms”) and directly to the winners by email. If such notification is undeliverable or no acknowledgement is received by the Sponsor from the potential prize winner within seven (7) business days of the date of notification or attempted notification, then such potential prize winner will be disqualified, and an alternate winner will be selected in Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a prize is refused, a prize notification is returned or deemed undeliverable, or the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner will be selected. Potential prize winners will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and, if applicable, a completed IRS W-9 form within seven (7) business days of the date of issuance of such documents. Potential prize winner’s failure to return all required forms in this seven (7) business day time period may result in the potential prize winner being disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. There shall be no allocation of prizes based on the province or territory of residence of the entrants.


An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes by failing to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor.

Winners will be responsible for all insurance and taxes (including but not limited to federal, provincial, state, territorial, local and/or income) on the value of the prize awarded. Additionally, all US residents to whom a prize is awarded will be required to provide their Social Security number for tax reporting purposes. Sponsor will file an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service if the retail value of the prize, or combined total of all prizes received from Sponsor in a calendar year, is $600.00 or greater. If a winner refuses to provide their Social Security number, the winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected in accordance with these Official Rules. 

All prizes offered are being provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee by Sponsor, either express or implied. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturer’s terms therefore, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturer(s) for any such warranty and/or guarantee.

No transfer, substitution, upgrade, credit, refund or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value or cash value for any prize. A prize will be distributed within thirty (30) calendar days after the winner of such prize has been successfully contacted, has successfully completed the winner verification process set forth in these Official Rules and has fulfilled all other requirements of these Official Rules. A prize winner who fails to take delivery of his or her prize within thirty (30) calendar days after such prize is first deposited in the mail or delivered to a shipping company for delivery shall be disqualified and such prize shall be forfeited. Any prize returned as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. 

By participating, an Entrant (if deemed a minor in the jurisdiction he/she resides, his/her parent and/or legal guardian) agrees to forever and irrevocably release Sweepstakes Entities, and each of their respective directors, officers, agents, employees, shareholders, affiliates, successors and assigns (“Released Parties”), from any and all liability, claims, lawsuits, causes of action, proceedings, demands, judgments, expenses, costs, injuries, death, losses or damages of any kind caused by the Sweepstakes and any element or activity thereof, Entrant’s participation, entry or inability to participate or enter the Sweepstakes, the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information collected by Sponsor, the acceptance, possession, use, redemption of, delivery of, inability to use, defect in, or misuse of the prize, the Sponsors’ administration of the Sweepstakes, the lost, damaged, misdirected, or late delivery of the prize, the collection, sharing and/or use of the Entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsor or its designees and any violation of any publicity, privacy, property or proprietary rights of entrant, or any errors in the Official Rules or any promotional materials with respect to the Sweepstakes. 

Unless prohibited by applicable law, Entry constitutes permission to use an Entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials throughout the universe, in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsors deem appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant.

No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. If, as a result of error relating to the entry process, drawing or any other aspect of the Sweepstakes, there are more selected winners than contemplated in these Official Rules, there will be a random draw among all eligible selected winners after the Sweepstakes Period to award the correct number of prizes. 


By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant (or if the Entrant is not of the age of majority in his/her state of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian) fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsors, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning any prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 


Moneythink, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation EIN 271052771.

Legal address: 515 N State St, 14th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654

California registered address: 1730 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94703

The Sponsor’s employees are responsible for managing and overseeing the proper running of the Sweepstakes, including notification of potential winners and delivering prizes that can be contacted at