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Official Rules


1 – PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Pest Notify Residential Bed Bug Assistance Scholarship (the “Contest”) is a contest in which individuals (each, an “Entrant”), which is further defined below in Section 2, are invited to apply for a Pest Notify Scholarship along with information about his or her bed bug situation (Collectively the “Entry” or “Submission”) on how bed bugs have impacted his or her life. The Contest is referred to as the “Promotion”.

2 – ELIGIBILITY: Promotion is open to individuals who must meet the eligibility criteria below:

be located in the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia;

be at least eighteen (18) years of age; currently must have bed bugs;

Officers, directors, employees, and agents of Pest Notify, Inc., a Delaware corporation physically located in Montana (the “Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and Pest Notify employees and affiliates. (the “Administrator”) (collectively, the “Releasees” and/or “Promotion Entities”), and the immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in households of each, whether or not related, are ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify participants who violate these official rules (the “Official Rules”) or interfere with this Promotion in any manner. If a participant is disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate that participant’s eligibility to participate in this Promotion.

  • must not have won a Contest prize in the 2021 or prior 2022 Contest.

Void where prohibited. No purchase is necessary, and there is no requirement to be a current or future Pest Notify customer to enter or win.

3 –ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:00:00 a.m. Mountain Time (MT) on June 5th, 2022, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. MT on June 14th, 2022 (the “Promotion Entry Period”). The Promotion has further key dates which are outlined in the Timing Chart below (the “Chart”). Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Promotion and will solely determine the time by which a Submission is received.

Limit: There is a maximum of one (1) Entry per Household or Small Business for the entire Promotion Entry Period. 

During the Promotion there are events (explained in detail in the Chart below), which start and end on or about the dates and times noted below.

Timing Chart


June 5th, 2022 – Submission Begins
at 12:00:00 a.m. ET

June 14th, 2022
Submission Ends
at 11:59:59 p.m. ET

(“Entry Period”)


June 5th, 2022


June 14th, 2022



June 16th, 2022



July 30th, 2022


Note: All dates are 2022.

4 – HOW TO ENTER: Got to www.pestnotify.com/bed-bug-scholarship (the “Website”) and:

Provide the requested registration information;

City and state where you have lived with your current bed bug problem;

What is your housing situation?;

Describe your bed bug situation in as much detail as possible;

Do you have photos or images of your bed bug situation that helps display the situation (bites, bugs on mattress, etc.)? If YES, please include a link below to a dropbox, google drive, or other link;

How have bed bugs affected your life (family life, work life, social life, etc.);

How bad is your bed bug situation?

What have you already tried to get rid of bed bugs? (example: any chemicals, treatments, at home remedies, etc.)

How long has your bed bug problem persisted?;

Is there anything else you would like to add?;

What is your annual household income?

Read and accept the Official Rules;

Click the “Submit” button.

Entry requirements and guidelines:
Entry must have the following requirements/guidelines:

Story and all text must be written in English.

Story and other text must be the original work of the person or Small Business owner (“Entrant”).

By clicking “Submit”, Entrants will receive one (1) Submission into the Promotion. Entrant must complete the entry form with all required information on the entry page including name, contact information, and click the “Submit” button for the Submission to be eligible. Entry cannot be altered by Entrant after it has been submitted. As part of the Promotion submission process, Entrants will be required to indicate that they have read, accept, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Limit of one (1) Submission per household or Small Business owner for the entire Promotion Period. Submissions become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Submissions in excess of this limit are void.

5 – ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: All Promotion Submissions must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. MT on June 14th, 2022. Entrants must provide all required information on the entry form to be eligible to enter. All Submissions will be screened to make sure that they meet eligibility requirements. Incomplete or inaccurate Submissions are void. By entering, each Entrant acknowledges compliance with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Submissions that do not meet the following Entry Requirements are subject to disqualification and/or removal from the Website, each at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion:

Additional Content Requirements:

Submission MUST NOT have won any previous contest award or been submitted in any other competition and must be a previously unpublished and previously un-produced work.

Submission MUST NOT contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.

Submission MUST NOT include or mention any copyrighted material, contain logos, brand or product names or trademarks, except those of the Sponsor other than material in which the Entrant owns copyrights.

Submission MUST NOT contain material that is, as determined, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, tortious, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous.

Submission MUST be in keeping with Sponsor’s image and MUST NOT be false, fraudulent, deceptive, misleading, disparaging, obscene, pornographic, hateful, indecent, threatening, discriminatory, profane; contain material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group or world peace; or that otherwise is offensive, as determined by Administrator or Sponsor at their sole and absolute discretion.

Submission MUST NOT invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or proprietary rights, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and the right to submit or use same shall not be restricted.

Submission MUST NOT include material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Submission is created.

Submissions MUST be the Entrant’s original work (modification of an original work is not an original idea) or in the public domain and must be the Entrant’s own original creation executed solely by Entrant.

Submission MUST NOT copy or otherwise plagiarize from any source.

Submission MUST be suitable for presentation in a public forum.

Submission MUST NOT suggest, depict, or describe any inappropriate, unlawful, or dangerous use of Sponsor’s products.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify from the Promotion and/or remove from displaying or publishing any Submission that, in its sole discretion, refers, depicts, or in any way reflects negatively upon a Promotion Entity, the Promotion, or any other person or entity or does not comply with these requirements or these Official Rules. Entrant agrees that his/her participation in the Promotion and agreement to these Official Rules and any Promotion Entity’s display and use of a Submission will not violate any agreement to which Entrant is a signatory or party. Entrant agrees to indemnify the Promotion Entities against any and all claims from any third party for any use or reuse by any Promotion Entity of their Submissions.

6 – JUDGING/DETERMINATION OF WINNER: All eligible Entries received by the close of the Promotion Period will be judged by a panel of judges chosen in Sponsor’s sole discretion (the “Judges”).The judging of Entries will consist of a maximum score of one hundred (100) points according to the following judging criteria (the “Judging Criteria”):

Financial Need (30 points)

Their situation/story, and how bed bugs have negatively impacted his/her life (70 points)

Entrants acknowledge that other Entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Submission that may have familiarities or similarities to his or her Entry submission, and that he or she will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Promotion Entities because of these familiarities or similarities. Additionally, the Judges may identify up to five (5) potential alternate Submissions with the next highest total scores (which may or may not be publicly announced) to the extent that it determines any of the potential Prize Winners are ineligible, is unable to be contacted, or declines to continue as a participant in the Promotion. The judges’ decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion.

7 – CONTEST PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: Up to a $2,500 value of pest management services. No cash value. The amount of services will be determined at the sole discretion of the judges after they have chosen a winner and have consulted with the pest management professional of the judge’s choice. The winner will not receive cash. The winner will receive pest management services.

8 – ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF PRIZES: All prizes will be awarded provided there are enough eligible entries received and prizes are claimed properly in accordance with these Official Rules. Limit one (1) prize per qualified submitter. Prizes are awarded “as is” and Sponsor makes no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Prizes are nontransferable, non-assignable as provided herein. Prize Winners are responsible for the payment of taxes on the prize and for any other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize. Prizes will be awarded to Prize Winners approximately 2-4 weeks after confirmation of Prize Winner eligibility. Winners must agree not to disclose that they are a Winner in this Promotion until Sponsor has made the public announcement.

9 – NOTIFICATION: The Administrator will contact potential winners on or about June 16th, 2022 as stated in the Timing Chart above. An Entrant is not deemed a winner of any prize, even if the winning notification should so indicate, unless and until (i) the Entrant’s eligibility has been verified, (ii) all requirements determined by the Sponsor in order to claim his/her prize have been fulfilled and (iii) the Entrant has been notified that the acceptance and verification process is complete. Potential winners will be notified via email and/or phone that were provided on the entry and will be required to respond to the notification within three (3) days of notification. Potential Contest Prize winners will be required to complete, sign, and return [1] an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and; where legal, a Publicity Release; [2] an Entrant Agreement and Release; [3] a Background Check Authorization Form (collectively, the “Releases”); and (4) an IRS Form W-9 and furnish his/her social security number or small business TIN that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law. Completed documents must be returned within three (3) days from prize notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner. Any false statement made by a potential winner will result in automatic disqualification.

If a potential Prize Winner does not return the required documents within the stated timeframe, cannot be contacted, or if any notification/Document is returned as undeliverable, or if a potential winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winning Entry will be disqualified and the Entry with the next highest score will be notified, time permitting, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct background checks of the potential winners. If the prize is won by an eligible small business owner who is not of the legal age of majority in the state of residence (“minor”), the required documents must be confirmed and signed by Prize Winner’s parent or legal guardian, and the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on the Prize Winner set forth herein.

In addition, you acknowledge and agree that the Releasees reserve the right to disqualify any Potential Prize Winner or Alternate at any time, in their sole discretion, on the basis of anything contained in or learned or obtained as a result of any background check, submitted Releases, or any other forms requested by the Releasees that, in their sole opinion, would constitute a breach of these Official Rules or otherwise.

By entering the Promotion, Entrants, or, if minors, their parents or legal guardians, agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names, cities and states of the small business and photographs/likenesses (if applicable) for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation, notification, or permission, except where prohibited by law. Upon request, Prize Winners must consent to such in writing.

10 – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Normal Internet access, phone, and usage charges imposed by Entrant’s internet or phone service may apply. Each Submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual Entrant; bulk, third-party, automated, and/or repetitive electronic Submissions (including, but not limited to, Submissions made using any script, macro, bot, or promotion service) will be disqualified. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than one Submission by using multiple and/or different identities, forms, registrations, email addresses, logins, or any other methods will void that Entrant’s Submission, and that Entrant may be disqualified at Sponsor’s discretion. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a specific Entrant, the Submission will be deemed to have been made by the registered account holder of the e-mail address for the potentially winning Submission, but only if that Entrant meets all other eligibility criteria. A registered account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address account by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Potential Promotion Winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address account for the potentially winning Submission. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the Submission in question may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

By entering the Promotion, each Entrant represents and warrants the following: (a) he or she has read, understands and will follow the Official Rules; (b) the Submission, and all materials and matter therein: (1) is wholly original with such Entrant and are not a copy or imitation of any other material; (2) will not infringe or violate any right whatsoever, including, without limitation, any personal rights (e.g., defamation, privacy, false light, moral right, etc.) or any property rights (e.g., copyright, trademark, right to ideas, etc.) of any person or entity and the use thereof will result in no third party liability or obligations; and (3) is not the subject of any threatened or pending litigation, claim or dispute that might give rise to litigation, which adversely affects or in any way prejudices, impairs or diminishes the rights granted hereunder or the value thereof; (c) he or she has the right to agree to and fully perform consistent with these Official Rules and the consent of no third parties are required to grant the rights hereunder; and (d) Sponsor’s use of any Submission shall not violate an agreement to which such Entrant has signed. Entrants agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties (defined below) harmless from and against any third-party claim, to the extent relating to any breach of any representation, warranty or covenant made by such Entrant in connection with his or her acceptance of these Official Rules.

Those who do not abide by these Official Rules, the instructions of Sponsor and the Website, and provide all required information will be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Submissions into the Promotion may be publicly posted for all users of the Application to view with the omission of your real name if you choose it on the submission form. ONCE TRANSMITTED, ALL SUBMISSIONS BECOME PART OF THE PROMOTION AND MAY NOT BE REMOVED BY THE ENTRANT, EVEN IF ENTRANT WITHDRAWS FROM PROMOTION CONSIDERATION. Entries or participation will not be acknowledged or returned.

11 – GRANT OF RIGHTS: By entering, except where prohibited by law, each Entrant grants to the Sponsor and their agents and assigns in perpetuity the irrevocable, sub-licensable, absolute right and permission to use, edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, translate, separate, dub, adapt, publish, combine with other material, reuse, adapt, and exploit the content of and elements embodied in the Submission in any and all media, including but not limited to paper format, digital and electronic media, computer, audio and audiovisual media (whether now existing or hereafter devised), in any language, throughout the world, and in any manner, for trade, advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation. Each Entrant agrees that the Releasees may but are not required to attribute the Submission to an Entrant. Each Entrant waives and releases the Releasees from any and all claims that Entrant may now or hereafter have in any jurisdiction based on “moral rights” or “droit moral” or unfair competition with respect to the Releasees’ exploitation of entries without further notification or compensation to Entrants of any kind, and agrees not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against the Releasees and each of their affiliates, licensees, or any other person in connection with this Promotion, on the grounds that any use of any elements embodied in the Submission or any derivative works, infringe or violate any of Entrant’s rights therein. Each Entrant agrees to execute any documents that Releasees may require to affect such grant of rights. Each Prize Winner grants the Releasees the right to use and publish his/her name (unless they directly ask to remain anonymous for the name only), entry submission or elements, likeness, picture, voice, and/or any information contained in his/her Submission, online, in print and in any other media for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide, and in perpetuity without additional compensation, notice, review, or approval, unless prohibited by law. Nothing contained in these Official Rules obligates the licensed entities to make use of any of the rights granted herein and Prize Winner waives any right to inspect or approve any use.

Each Entrant acknowledges that other Entrants may have created ideas and concepts contained in their Submission that may have familiarities or similarities to his/her own Submission, and that he/she will not be entitled to any compensation or right to negotiate with the Promotion Entities because of these familiarities or similarities. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Promotion, including interpretation and application of these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to request from Entrant at any time proof that Entrant maintains all necessary rights in their Submission in order to grant Sponsor the rights required herein in a form acceptable to Sponsor. Failure to provide such proof may lead to, among other things, the Entrant being disqualified from the Promotion.

12 – GENERAL CONDITIONS: The Releasees are not responsible for the actions of Entrants in connection with the Promotion, including Entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Promotion, or who Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption, or damage may be disqualified. Additionally, any attempt to cheat the Promotion, as determined at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor, may result in immediate disqualification of the Entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future promotions. 


Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Neither Sponsor nor anyone acting on its behalf will enter into any communications with any Entrant regarding this Promotion, except as expressly set forth in these Official Rules.

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the Submission process, the Website, and/or the legitimate operation of the Promotion; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for: (1) any lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, delayed, garbled, incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of Submissions; (5) for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If, for any reason, such as a Force Majeure (e.g., war, riots, terrorism, civil unrest, strikes, blackouts, supply shortages, order of governmental authority,) an “act of God” (e.g., natural disasters, weather, etc.) or an unforeseeable health event (e.g. pandemic or epidemic), the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupt or affect the operation, administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and: (a) modify the Promotion or suspend the Promotion to address the impairment and then resume the Promotion in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) terminate the Promotion and from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment, award the Promotion prizes based on the Judging Criteria set forth above.

13 – LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES: By participating in this Promotion, Entrant agrees that Sponsor, Administrator, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing, website providers, web masters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties” or the “Releasees”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by Entrants against, any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including personal injury or death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize, entry, or participation in this Promotion or in any Promotion- or Prize-related activity, or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise or other prize delivery. By participating in this Promotion, Entrant agrees that the Released Parties will not be responsible or liable for any injuries, damages, or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages to persons, including death, or to property arising out of access to and use of the Website or Application associated with this Promotion or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from such Website and/or Application. If any use by Sponsor of the Entries causes it to be liable to any third party, Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and its agents, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, representative and all related parties from and against any and all damages, costs, judgments and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), which it incurs as a result of its use of the Entries. Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in Entrant’s e-mail or other account to receive messages. Without limiting the foregoing, everything regarding this Promotion, including the Website and all prizes, are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusions of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply. Check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.

14 – JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Montana without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Montana, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Montana. In addition, any dispute relating to the Promotion (including these Official Rules) shall be brought in the appropriate state or federal court having jurisdiction over the subject matter located in Silver Bow County, State of Montana. Entrants hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of said courts and waive any claim of forum non-conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction they may have.

15 – PRIVACY: Entrant understands that Entrant is providing information to the Sponsor and Administrator. As a condition of entering the Promotion, each Entrant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver his or her name, address, and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Promotion and complying with applicable laws, regulations, and rules. The information provided by Entrants will only be used for the purpose of contacting Entrants as it relates to their entry submission in the Promotion unless Entrant opts-in to use in a different manner. 

16 – WHO WON: To receive the names of the winners, available after July 30th, 2022, send an email with the subject line: “Pest Notify Contest ” to info@pestnotify.com. Requests must be received by August 30th, 2022.


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