Cash Cow Giveaway Official Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Each of the thirty Cows will be hidden in various locations in Ellsworth, KS area. The Individual who locates a hidden cow (limit one per person), using the clues published every week beginning September 2nd  in The Ellsworth Independent Reporter with the final clue being posted September 23rd and returns it to First Bank Kansas, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday will receive Ellsworth Area Chamber Bucks in the amount of $25 or $50 and be entered into the drawing for the $3,000 Cash Cow Giveaway. The clues will also be available for free viewing in the lobby of First Bank Kansas during the Cash Cow Giveaway Period. Clues will not be given over the phone. The hidden cow may not be duplicated. The contest ends at midnight on September 29, 2020.

Conditions of Participation: By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsors and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, and their employees, contractors, officers, directors, and representatives from any liability, claims, losses, and damages arising out of your participation in the Cash Cow Giveaway or any drawing-related activities and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any prize received in this drawing.

By participating, you grant the Sponsors permission the use of your name and/or likeness for advertising and promotional purposes (except where prohibited by law) and waive any claims to royalty, right, or remuneration for such use. Upon request, you agree to provide consent to such use in writing.

No clues, nor the hiding place, require entry onto private property. Participants are urged to use safety precautions when visiting sites for clues. Clues may require participants to walk unpaved terrain at their own risk. All sites described will be on public property. Anyone who damages, destroys or trespasses on public or private property will be disqualified from the Cash Cow Giveaway.

All ages are eligible (if winner is under 18, must bring an adult at least 18 years old and have a valid U.S. federal- or state-issued ID and must be a legal resident of the state of Kansas) to be eligible to claim the Cash Cow Giveaway.  Participant must be present to win the $3,000 Cash Cow Giveaway on September 30TH at 5:00pm to claim the prize.  If the person is not available at time of Giveaway, they may designate another person to act as proxy for them and will legally represent them at the drawing.  Employees of First Bank Kansas and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandparents and in-laws, regardless of where they live) and members of their households (whether or not related) are not eligible.

Only the participant who brings a hidden cow shall be entered into the $3,000 Cash Cow Giveaway and it is the participant’s responsibility to ensure compliance in all respects with these Official Rules. In the event that not all hidden cows are found by the end of the Contest Period as provided in these Rules, First Bank Kansas reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to not award the Ellsworth Area Chamber Bucks, but to still award the $3000 Cash Cow Giveaway.

The Cash Cow Giveaway will be one winner receiving $3,000.  Winner will be provided with an affidavit of eligibility / liability / photo release, and, a Tax Acceptance Form. Unless restricted by law, the Winner will be required to complete all signatures on required paperwork pursuant to these Official Rules to be eligible to receive the Cash Cow Giveaway prize. All taxes in claiming the Cow Cash Giveaway prize, is the sole responsibility of the Winner and must sign an IRS Form W-9. First Bank Kansas will issue an IRS Form 1099 for the winnings. Should Winner be unwilling or otherwise unable to provide such permissions and/or releases or noncompliance with the foregoing requirements and if Winner is not able to accept or take possession of the Cash Cow Giveaway Prize for any reason, prize will be forfeited.

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No purchase is necessary. Must be 18 years old to enter. Open to the public; no affiliation with First Bank Kansas is required to enter. First Bank Kansas employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Winner must be present for cash giveaway. For official contest rules visit